CPD Picks of The Week

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What professional development have you engaged with this week?

Take some time out to top up your CPD this week! Change is afoot in our top 5 blogs of the week and our spotlight is on mental health.

Top 5 blogs of the week

  1. *NEW* 7 Tips For Implementing Change – How do we bring about change?
  2. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan – An old favourite and planning must have.
  3. Live Marking – Feedback in Schools – Does live-marking have a place in the classroom? If so, how can it be managed and what impact can it have?
  4. *NEW* Tips For Teaching Large Classes – How do you managing teaching a ‘large’ class?
  5. 10 ‘Teach to the Top’ Differentiation Ideas – How do you plan for differentiation in lessons?

Resource of the week

Research suggests that students secure better outcomes when regular testing / assessment is frequent across a scheme of work, rather than cramming all of ‘what has been learnt’ into an end of project test.

This strategy is called ‘spaced practice’ or distributed practice. Good habits start early. There is no better time than now, so start sharing that ‘revision‘ word with students. Read how some apps can support revision in and out of class.

CPD Spotlight: Mental Health

We are recognising World Mental Health Day this week by collating the blogs we’ve published on this important topic; content aimed at supporting students as well as teachers.

From elsewhere

Make time for your CPD today! Let us know in the comment section below, what else you’d find useful in this weekly round up and we will include it next week!

Holly Gardner

Holly Gardner is TT Editor, as well as a Freelance Book Publisher and TEFL teacher. She has been working with @TeacherToolkit for 5 years - since she published his first book in her role as Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since then, she left her day job, moved to Madrid and trained as an English teacher. She is now a key member of the TT team, continues to teach english and edit books, and also spends her time learning spanish and searching for the best tortilla de patata! You can follow her at @HollyEditTeach.

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