Teacher Tools. Five @teacherhead blogs about teaching for easy sharing.

This blog is a designed for easy sharing of some of the more popular recent blogs from this site to help teachers reflect on their practice and to access some key research papers.

1. Read the Research
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Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access.

This post links to several online pdfs that people can download or read onscreen for a quick introduction so evidence-informed ideas about effective teaching.

2. Teaching to the Top


Teaching to the Top: Attitudes and strategies for delivering real challenge.

This post sets out several ideas about attitudes and strategies teachers can use to stretch all of their students all of the time, making sure their top end is truly challenged.  It’s the CPD topic I am asked to talk about most often.

3. Teaching strategies to practise


Ten teaching techniques to practise – deliberately.

This was a very popular post outlining some simple techniques to work on over time to truly embed them in your teaching from questioning techniques to quizzing and types of feedback

4. The Most Common Feedback


The five forms of feedback I give to teachers most often…

This recent post has resonated with lots of people.  It’s true to say that when I give feedback to teachers at least one of these areas will feature – nearly every time. Take a look and see if any apply to your lessons.

5. Giving Feedback as Actions

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#FiveWays of Giving Effective Feedback as Actions

This post suggests five different forms of actions students can take in response to feedback.  The ideas is that all feedback provides instructions for an action – it’s about their response – or else it’s not worth doing.

Silver Arrows: Simple ideas with a big impact:

And one bonus post from the archives:


10 Silver Arrows: Ideas to penetrate the armour of ingrained practice

As the infographic above shows, the ideas are quite simple – but if you do some or all of this routinely, you’re going to be teaching well.  There is overlap here with the other posts but it’s different way to communicate the ideas.

Behaviour Management 

And a final bonus – the Bill Rogers Classic – just for completeness:

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The Black Dot in a White Square: What do you focus on?

Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10

Ten of my favourite ideas from Bill Rogers.  This is the most read blog on my site by far.

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  1. Wow – I spent the morning reading and absorbing as much as I could – thank-you for the feast of information. Maybe I should have distributed my reading a bit better, but I had a window and took it. Enjoyed all of the articles and links. Thank-you so much for giving us so much knowledge to improve our craft!!

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