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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

By Sunny Gunessee. Over the last 18 months my form sixth form teaching has undergone some significant changes, after visiting the Sociology department at Yavneh College I became sold on the practice of ‘flipped classroom’. I produced an independent enquiry on flipped classroom earlier in the calendar year, and further details can be found by … Continue reading

What impact will the use of ‘socratic questioning and evaluation of the lesson questions’ will improve the outcome of B/A targeted students in terms of written responses to exam style questions Flynn, L, Maher, C, Murphy, C (2016)

What impact will the use of ‘socratic questioning and evaluation of the lesson questions’ will improve the outcome of B/A targeted students in terms of written responses to exam style questions Flynn, L, Maher, C, Murphy, C (2016) Subject Areas:  Maths, English, Business Studies This research was conducted under the guidance of S. Gunessee by … Continue reading

#EducatEd2016 tickets on sale!

Tickets for #EducatEd2016 have just been released.  There is a great line up of presenters and facilitators confirmed for the event. The theme of the conference is: “Towards a sustainable self-improving school system” The conference schedule includes inspiring keynotes and thought provoking, 20 minute ‘EducatEd’ talks by a range of well known presenters including; Professor … Continue reading

The 5 levels of leadership – applicable to a wider audience than those in “leadership” positions?

I am sure that many of you have heard of John Maxwell; a best-selling author and leadership coach.  I had heard phrases such as ‘level 5 leadership’ at various events and in various conversations and hadn’t really given it much more thought.  Recently I watched the video below and it got me thinking about how … Continue reading

IRIS Connect: A practical guide to using video in lesson study

Exciting news – IRIS Connect have released a guide about using video as a part of the lesson study process.  It can be downloaded here: http://discover.irisconnect.co.uk/how-to-implement-lesson-study The guide has handy hints about the key steps involved in lesson study, alongside some useful links to relevant content and features from the IRIS Connect platform that can … Continue reading

“What impact will providing challenge for the most able students have on performance/product/final outcomes and assessment levels of (that group in) class 8c?” Dudding, A., Hinton, F., Nicols, H., (2015)

Subject Areas:  Drama, Art and Music. It is noteworthy that this lesson study was carried out during the last academic year before a change to assessment criteria for Key Stage Three was introduced.  Available assessment levels as this time were 1 to 8 where the current assessment criteria offer outcomes 1 to 9 for all … Continue reading

What impact will using RAG mats have on the engagement and the focus of Year 11 students (particularly disengaged boys)?

Subject Area: Media Teachers: Gemma Gray (GGR), Clair Denman (CDE) Enquiry question What impact will using RAG mats have on the engagement and the focus of Year 11 students (particularly disengaged boys)? Planning We knew that students were not engaging as well at the start of Media lessons, particularly at the start of lessons in … Continue reading

Maximum impact, minimum effort! #8020edu

Recently I have become fascinated by the Pareto principle. This is also known as the 80/20 rule. In short this rule states that 80% of your impact comes from 20% of your actions. Great! However the problem that I am faced with is identifying the 20%… To add more detail, the Pareto principle is based … Continue reading

NTEN CPD Audit; The power of peer review

Our journey with the Teacher Development Trust started just over 12 months ago with a flight on a cold December morning to Newcastle and a visit to Cramlington Learning Village. Visiting Cramlington was alone almost enough of an experience to inspire change!  I was particularly impressed with their commitment to CPD for all staff and the … Continue reading