CPD Picks Of The Week

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Holly Gardner

Holly Gardner is TT Editor, as well as a Freelance Publisher. She has been working with @TeacherToolkit for over 6 years - since she published his first book in her role as Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since then, she left her day job,...
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What was popular this week?

What a week! You’ve been loving our newly published content this week with 4 out of 5 of the top blogs being new content (it’s very unlikely the 5 minute lesson plan will ever lose it’s place in the top 5!)

Here’s a run down of the top blogs, the #1MinCPD and an exciting update.

Top 5 Blogs

1 *NEW* Forget Outstanding – Do you want to be an outstanding teacher?

2 *NEW* Our School Has A Zero Communication Policy – Do you know what you’ll be teaching in September?

3 The 5 Minute Lesson Plan – An old favourite. This blog has its 5th week in our top 5.

4 *NEW*  Transition to Secondary: 5 Tips For Parents – What does good transition into Year 7 really look like?

5 *NEW* Giving Teachers Gifts – Should teachers accept end of term gifts?

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Our #1MinCPD this week was Talking Tokens: a way to encourage the quiet children in your class to talk… and to get those ones who tend to dominate class discussions to think a bit more before they speak.

#1MinCPD Talking Tokens IMAGE: Shutterstock

Did you see?

Number 2 in our top 5 this week was our first post by A Teacher, our anonymous blogger:

I’m a teacher and sometimes I’m a combination of more than one voice. I’m sharing the things that are going on in our schools – things that need to be talked about and brought to your attention via anonymity – meaning I’m safe from attribution and can therefore speak freely and openly. Please don’t be offended.

Get in touch if you have a story to share!

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