#1MinCPD: Supporting Separated Parents | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

#1MinCPD: Supporting Separated Parents | TeacherToolkit Reading Time: 1 minute How can we support parents who are separated? Separated parents can often feel tension around school. Ensuring they feel equally supported and understood helps to foster strong relationships between home and school. Here are 8 tips to get you started. Home-School… This is only a snippet of a Education…

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4 Tips For Valuing Your Staff – Education Article

Reading Time: 4 minutes How can we truly value our staff? The official hours for teachers are 8.30am – 4.00pm, but I am yet to meet a teacher who sticks to those. Staff come in early to set up the outdoor areas, come rain or shine. They give up lunchtimes to run clubs, they stay late to ensure that pupils get home safely and they sacrifice a lay in on a Saturday to enable pupils to attend special events. Staff…

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The Hallmarks of Effective Professional Development – Education Article

The Hallmarks of Effective Professional Development | TeacherToolkit Reading Time: 2 minutes How do you know if professional development is any good in your school? Based on some of the schools that I have worked with, from primary, secondary, independent and state schools, free schools, grammars, academies and international schools, here are how… This is only a snippet of…

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CPD Picks of The Month | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s been popular on the blog in January? Getting back into the swing of the school term after the Christmas break is never easy! If you haven’t had as much time as you’d have liked to browse the blog and you’re worried you might have missed something, don’t panic! Here’s a digest of the best bits from January. Top 5 reads of the month The top reads of January feature Ross’s ever-popular annual summary of the…

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The Importance Of Student Feedback – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know what your students think? Challenging behaviour, planning and assessment are constant challenges for teachers in the UK. These undoubtedly contribute to teacher burnout. To help remedy the bureaucracy, I have got into the habit of periodically seeking feedback from my children. It is always important to obtain feedback from children about their learning. Hearing the opinions of your students, no matter their age, is vital for continuous development, and it is for them…

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Resourceaholic: Conference Round Trip – Education Article

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to present at two excellent maths conferences over the last few days. On Saturday I was at La Salle’s #mathsconf15 in Manchester, and on Monday I was at the JustMaths conference at Alton Towers. I did a three night round trip, travelling by train with a huge backpack. I used to publish very detailed write ups of every maths conference I attended – in fact I used to be one of the…

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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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Podcast 37: Why Did Northern Rocks Have To End? – Education Article

Podcast 37: Why Did Northern Rocks Have To End? | TeacherToolkit Reading Time: 1 minute What’s next after Northern Rocks? Our 23rd interviewee in the 100 Women Series is Debra Kidd, teacher trainer, writer and founder of Northern Rocks. Debra is a “travelling teacher”, going into classrooms and helping teachers develop CPD. In… This is only a snippet of…

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Resourceaholic: Summer Updates – Education Article

I know that many of you have been off having wonderful adventures over summer so may have missed some of my updates. I’ve summarised them all here so you can start the new school year knowing exactly what’s changed on resourceaholic.com. Resource LibrariesMy big job over summer was to totally rewrite my A level resource libraries as they were still aligned to the legacy specification. I have now published the following new libraries: Year 12 Pure Maths Year 13 Pure…

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#1MinCPD: In It Together | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

#1MinCPD: In It Together | TeacherToolkit | UK Education Blog 24th January 201922nd January 2019 Hanna Beech 31 Views #1minCPD, Brown University, Coaching, collegial interaction, diaries, environment, Feedback, Matthew A. Kraft, observe, Selfie-Squares, teamwork, Video Reading Time: 1 minute How can you maximise… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Hanna Beech Read Full Article

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Counter-Intuitive Behaviour Management | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we make behaviour management more inclusive? Children whose behaviour is “different” are collateral damage in competitive high-stakes schooling. Caught in insane ‘zero tolerance’ cultures where compliance beats care, schools are again reaching for the ‘exclusion solution’, writes Paul Dix, founder of Pivotal Education. The children who need stability the most are moved from teacher to teacher from school to school, from referral unit to referral unit. As schools become less inclusive, the adults grow less tolerant.…

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#1minCPD: Raising Aspirations | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

#1minCPD: Raising Aspirations | TeacherToolkit | UK Education Blog Reading Time: 1 minute Want to encourage your pupils to aim high? Although many young people have huge aspirations, there is often a still a deep disconnect between socially deprived pupils and aiming high. Here’s one way to raise aspirations for those who don’t seem… This is only a snippet…

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