Testing the waters

Criticism is not something that we humans like but this helps post from Ann Friedman helps sort out the relevance.   In my ongoing quest for the perfect framework for understanding haters, I created The Disapproval Matrix**. (With a deep bow to its inspiration.) This is one way to separate haterade from productive feedback. Here’s how the quadrants break down: […]

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Motivating students

How do you make sure your students are engaged for every lesson and not just special ones? The folks over at Creative Education have some suggestions: Motivating students for one lesson is a challenge – keeping them continually motivated is an even bigger one, but if we invest the time, effort and energy into developing lessons that sustain student motivation week after […]

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Facing delays on the school trip

Useful post from Kate Burgess over at My Academies Travelling with students is a great way to get to know them better as young adults, as well as pupils, and can be an excellent way to entice youngsters out of their shells to explore the great outdoors! But as we all know, travelling doesn’t always go without any hiccups, and […]

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Benefits of Class Blogging

This post comes from a new class blog in Australia – Tipperary Station. It is great to see such enthusiasm and energy. If you are thinking about blogging, this may help make up your mind! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blogging is a wonderful tool to connect, collaborate and reflect on our learning. Some benefits to educational blogging include: Expectations have been transformed. Students […]

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Challenge & Support – message for HTs / Governors

Reblogged from Governing Matters  Challenge and support matters; a Head’s view. With thanks to Ros McMullen Posted on December 29, 2013by governingmatters Today I read a brilliant blog post by Ros McMullen. She is the Principal of David Young Community Academy (DYCA) in Leeds and the CEO of LEAF Academy Trust. In her post Ros talks about why staff at DYCA remain so very positive […]

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