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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 Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access. This post links to several online pdfs that … Continue reading

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

In my work I have the privilege of being able to watch lots of teachers teach in a wide range of contexts.  I see lots of superb teachers and lots of great lessons.  Where I have constructive feedback to give, I find that there are a few common areas for improvement that come up time and … Continue reading

New Year Gold: A selection of brilliant ideas from some fabulous schools

To kick off 2018, here are some of the best ideas I’ve come across on my travels to various schools around the UK.  I’ve limited most of this sample to practices I’ve encountered in more than one school  – to avoid the sense that things can only happen in specific contexts.  Where relevant I’ve named the schools … Continue reading

What a year! teacherhead in 2017

2017 has turned into an amazing year. teacherhead consulting As I explained in this blog, I have made a firm decision to commit to my role as a consultant instead of thinking about returning to Headship.  I’m enjoying the freedom, the variety and the challenges that consultancy presents – and it’s been amazing to get … Continue reading

Goodbye Headteacher; Hello Consultant

Yesterday morning I woke up to my weekly Guardian and TES job alerts and, instead of exploring the latest batch, I deleted them.  I’ve unsubscribed.  Doing that has sealed the decisions I’ve made this week marking a major turning point in my professional life. I’m no longer someone in between jobs, looking to return to Headship; I’ve … Continue reading

Teaching for Distinction @OldhamCollege. FE CPD in action.

Following on from the first post outlining our Teaching for Distinction Programme, here is an update including more of the materials.  We’ve just completed the introductory day on Modules 4-6 alongside a recap of Modules 1-3.  Oliver Caviglioli produced these lovely infographics to summarise some of the key elements of each module – although it’s … Continue reading

Ten teaching techniques to practise – deliberately.

It’s a well-established idea that, to develop expertise in a particular skill or technique, you need to practise. The more you practise, the better you get.  As outlined by the excellent people at Deans for Impact in their Practice with Purpose document, it helps to identify a specific element of your teaching to practise on and … Continue reading

Teacherhead-consulting in action

I’m pleased to say that teacherhead-consulting is now up and running.  If you are interested in the kind of support I can provide, here is a run down of some of the work I’ve done in the last two months. If you would like to contact me to discuss possible work, please use the contact … Continue reading

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