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The @teacherhead Blog Amp #1

#1 30th November 2019


Full Name : Elizabeth Mountstevens   Twitter @name: @DrMountstevens

Blog Title: Filling the Tool Box (1)

Blog url: https://catalysinglearning.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/filling-the-tool-box-1/

Short blog description:  An evidence-informed approach to teaching students problem-solving strategies as part of a series on metacognition

Full Name : Jonathan Mountstevens   Twitter @name: @MrMountstevens

Blog Title: The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (1)

Blog url: https://occamshairdryer.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/the-strait-and-narrow-way-of-curriculum-leadership-1/

Short blog description:  A senior leader’s reflections on how to go about curriculum improvement in an intelligent, evidence-informed way without being Ofsted-obsessed.

Full Name : Bruce Robertson. Twitter @name: BRobertson1381

Blog Title: A Five Minute Guide To… Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Blog url: https://theteachingdelusion.com/2019/11/27/a-five-minute-guide-to-learning-intention-success-criteria/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): A ‘Five Minute Guide’ to support teachers and school leaders to better understand learning intentions and success criteria

Full Name : Sara Hjelm. Twitter @name: @sara_hjelm

Blog Title: Resources for quality/Resurser för kvalitetsutveckling

Blog url: https://saraslistofedresources.com/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): This site collects links to resources that can be used in the process of quality development in schools . The goal is to add links and materials useful for private or shared learning and also, in most cases, is in a format that is reasonably easy to digest for busy teachers. In all likelihood, some links here to change your address online. You can always search the title or the producer using the browser if it would happen. The site has a translate widget for easy access.

Full Name : Neil Almond. Twitter @name: @Mr_AlmondED

Blog Title: Lip-service

Blog url: https://nutsaboutteaching.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/ramble-11-lip-service/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): About how primary schools often go off timetable to recognise certain days/events and how this eats up into precious curriculum time that the teacher would rather use. Touches upon whether paying homage to this days off timetable is actually effective in drawing attention to them and delivering long-term change.

Full Name : Didier Goudeseune. Twitter @name: @par_temps_clair

Blog Title: Par temps clair

Blog url: https://par-temps-clair.blogspot.com/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): French language blog about evidence-informed teaching practice

Full Name : Victoria Hughes. Twitter @name: @victoriashughes

Blog Post Title: Collaborative Planning and Teaching

Blog url: https://victoriashughesed.school.blog/2019/11/26/collaborative-planning-and-teaching/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): How to drive up teaching and learning standards through collaborative lesson planning and teaching. Creating a sense of team with pupil learning at the heart of the process. Mutual observation, responsive teaching, checking for evidence of learning, implementing improvements.

Full Name : Andy Byers Twitter @name: @framheadteacher

Blog Post Title: Curriculum development takes time

Blog url: http://framheadteacher.com/2019/11/28/curriculum-development-takes-time/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): With all the talk of a two or three year KS3 or Ofsted’s view of what a curriculum should be like, this blog explores the realities of curriculum development. It takes time. It’s messy.

Full Name : Ms Duckworth. Twitter @name: @duckworth_ms

Blog Post Title: Formative Assessment Strategies for Use in Everyday Practice

Blog url: https://www.msduckworthsclassroom.com/post/formative-assessment-strategies-for-use-in-everyday-practice

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): A range of formative assessment activities to use in any subject. These are broken down into 3 different categories: quick and easy; a little bit fun; planned. All ideas are tried and tested and clear examples are given from my own practice.

Full Name : Paul Stevens-Fulbrook. Twitter @name: @Teacherofsci1

Blog Post Title: To the Bottom and Back; A Teacher’s Tale of Mental Health Recovery.

Blog url: https://teacherofsci.com/mental-health-recovery/

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): A teachers tale of stress, anxiety and depression, all hit me at once, prompting a 3 month spell off sick and out of action. My story of hitting the bottom and climbing back up.

Full Name : Rich Davies. Twitter @name: @richrhysdavies

Blog Post Title: Making the Grade

Blog url: https://medium.com/@richardrhysdavies/making-the-grade-4b57c2284142

Short blog description: What it’s about. (100 words max): What, when and how to grade? We’ve been wrestling with these questions for a few years, so here’s my attempt at answering them…




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