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Sutton Trust: What makes great teaching?

On October 31 2014, the Sutton Trust released a report exploring its research into what makes great teaching. It contains some interesting ideas for discussion, and includes research on six components of what could constitute great teaching: (Pedagogical) content knowledge; Quality of instruction; Classroom climate; Classroom management; Teacher beliefs; Professional behaviours. Much of the content […]

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Developing a Set of Standards for Teaching Assistants

On Tuesday 28 October 2014, the Department for Education released a new consultation about developing a set of standards for teaching assistants, similar to those already in place for teachers and higher level teaching assistants. The consultation document can be seen below: Developing a Set of Standards for Teaching Assistants Call for Evidence The consultation […]

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Podcast: Technology in the Classroom

Last week I was very pleased to be invited to record a podcast with Paul Dix and Kevin Mulryne of Pivotal Education, to share my experiences of using technology in the classroom. It was recorded last Thursday and was released on Monday. Listen below for an interesting discussion about: How technology is currently used in […]

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Paper Has a Great Future Video

Over the last ten years of education in the UK, the growth in the use of new technologies has been quite rapid. Some schools still struggle to use technology effectively, but many whose vision and implementation has been systematically executed are now seeing real impact in the classroom. And I think that’s a good thing. […]

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