Monthly Archives: February 2018

Designing professional development for teachers – Institute for Teaching

A consensus view exists about what makes professional development effective Recent reviews have suggested a consensus around the features of effective professional development. Laura Desimone (2009) describes a “research consensus”; Linda Darling-Hammond and her colleagues argue that “Positive findings have … Continue reading

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The problem with ‘unconditional positive regard’ – David Didau: The Learning Spy

If you’re a parent and your child misbehaves in public, what do you do? If you’re not a parent, and someone else’s child misbehaves in public, what would you like the parents to do?… Continued here http://ift.tt/2FahGph

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Am I allowed to sit at my desk?

Originally posted on bennewmark:
I like children in my classes to work in silence a lot. History, the subject I teach, is built on reading and writing and these are best done in quiet, orderly atmospheres which give pupils time…

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Hope and Birmingham ResearchED

Originally posted on bennewmark:
Some time ago I wrote this blog, called Plugged In, calling for more teachers to involve themselves in educational discussion and debate. It was well-received and even quoted by Schools Minister Nick Gibb in a speech…

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What Teachers Tapped This Week #19 – 5th Feb 2018 – Teacher Tapp

1.The Traditionalist-Progressive Divide Teachers on social media often discuss the difference between ‘progressives’ and ‘traditionalists’, but little concrete data exists on the prevalence of each idea. (The terms are used differently by different people, but a handy chart of differences from the Independent … Continue reading

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Drill and Thrill. On joyful low-stakes testing.

Originally posted on bennewmark:
For far too long I persisted in the belief that source inference in history was a generic skill. Whether this was because of a fault in my training, environments in which this sort of misconception was…

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What Teachers Tapped This Week #18 – 29th January 2018 – Teacher Tapp

Welcome Tappsters! Anyone else been doing that thing this week where they looked each day to see if the user numbers are going up? Did you do a happy dance when it hit 1,700? Source: What Teachers Tapped This Week … Continue reading

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