The 7 Characteristics Of Effective Professional Development – Education Article

Reading Time: 5 minutes What should we look for in CPD? External CPD is not supposed to be like Deliveroo but sometimes it goes that way. You look at a menu, choose what you want and someone pedals over what they’ve got and you consume it. Sometimes it can feel like it’s off the back of a lorry and more DPD than CPD. But CPD is too expensive and too precious to mess about with. This isn’t fast-food out of a thermal…

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A Principal’s Reflections: The Purpose of Content – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Purpose of Content The Purpose of Content When I think back to my days as a learner, the content seemed to be at the forefront of every class.  Whether it was disseminated during a lecture in college, through direct instruction in K-12, or at times consumed from a textbook or encyclopedia, it was everywhere.  The more I think about it; content was predominately the focus in every class. Day in and day out a repetitive cycle…

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5 Tips For Live Displays – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we improve our displays? We need to think carefully about our classroom displays so that they don’t do more harm than good. Displays aren’t just for decoration but when done well can add significant value to the learning environment. In ‘Memorable Teaching’, Peps Mccrea warns that displays which aren’t purposeful can actually be detrimental. They can be distracting and potentially prevent learning from entering long-term memory. Clever classrooms think about displays and what impacts…

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