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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Do you make time for your own CPD?

Our free resource will help you with behaviour management this week and our spotlight is on mentoring and coaching other teachers.

5 Top Blogs

  1. 20 Years of Educational Fads – Over the past 20 years, what do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most?
  2. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan – An old favourite and planning must have.
  3. *NEW* The Flow Model – How can teachers enable pupils to learn more effectively?
  4. *NEW* 5 Tips for NQTS: Reflect & Look Ahead – Have you reflected on your successes and thought about the term ahead?
  5. *NEW* Great Expectations: The Pygmalion Effect – Can a teacher’s expectations make or break progress?

Resource of the week

Now that you know your students well having spent half a term with them, you’ll know which ones you still need to do a bit of work with to get their behaviour under control. In the second half of the winter term, why not spend some time planning how to improve the behaviour of these individuals or indeed classes, and get some new processes in place? The 5 minute behaviour fix is here to help!

The 5-Minute Behaviour Fix by @TeacherToolkit
29. The 5 Minute Behaviour Fix

CPD Spotlight: Mentoring & Coaching

Do you mentor or coach other teachers in your school? Maybe you do it in an official capacity mentoring an NQT for example, or help support other members of your team who are less experienced then you. Either way, here are some blogs to help you excel in your role.

  1. NQT Mentoring: How To Build A Successful Relationship
  2. How To Support Weak Teachers
  3. Coaching Teachers
  4. A Coaching Model

And if you are interested in some CPD sessions on Coaching in Schools – then read on here.

From elsewhere

1. The AKO Foundation together with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation reveal the results of the first comprehensive review of food education in English schools. In summary, the report found

  • A stark difference between schools doing a great job at delivering strong food education and others struggling with a lack of time, resource and support.
  • Alarming concerns about the unhealthy food environment at secondary schools, compromising pupils’ ability to make good food choices.

2. Justine Greening announced new pilot programmes to employ teachers flexibly, and coaching schemes for women working in education.

3. Do effects of schooling decline in the later years of primary education? New research tells us more.

4. Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman appeared in front of MPs at the education select committee on 31.10.17 and said she is uncertain about whether the “outstanding” grade should stay or go. Find out what more she had to say here.

5. A new report, Educating for our Economic Future, published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and Pearson, makes 15 recommendations and urges the Government to put the future economy first, as it reforms the schools and post-16 education landscape. It says,

England’s education system still falls short in delivering a wide range of vital competencies needed to prepare young people for future work and study.

6. Not a surprise but the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report that teaching is one of the most stressful jobs in Britain.

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