Working with ‘Novice’ and ‘Expert’ Teachers – David Weston

This is a rather delayed write-up of my notes and reflections on David Weston's (@informed_edu) workshop at The Telegraph Festival of Education. Having heard David speak on several occasions, I felt certain that he'd live up to everything good CPD should and I'd leave with disrupted thinking and things to be curious about. I wasn't …

Transforming Teacher Education – Mentoring

A few weeks ago now, I completed the 'Transforming Teacher Education' course with Sheffield Hallam University and the Education and Training Foundation. Week 1- From Teacher to Teacher Educator and Observation Skills Week 2- A Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Identity and Developing English and maths skills Online session- Use of Technology One of our online …

Coaching Teachers- Promoting Changes that Stick- Week 3

Clarity of Instructional Vision A reminder of the equation-¬†Teacher change as generated by coaching = clarity of instructional vision of the coach X quality of feedback delivered by the coach X (1- fixed mindset tax) Read week 1 here (an introduction to the coaching equation) Read week 2 here (fixed mindset tax) After the first …

Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick – Week 1

You can still sign-up to the MOOC here Learn about Match Education's case for a student-facing rubric here A story Our first video depicts a coaching session for a brand new maths teacher with enthusiasm and optimism in abundance. The video we're shown indicates the 'coach' doing all of the talking and sharing stories about …