CPD Picks of The Week

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Why do schools ask their teachers to mark every piece of classwork?

This week Ross Morrison McGill wrote a reply to his Dear Parents blog from last week, and both the original and the reply feature as 1 and 2 in our top blogs this week. Check out what he thought parents can do to help reduce teacher workload in Dear Mr. McGill and seeing as we are on the topic, workload continues as a them throughout this week’s picks!

Top 5 blogs

  1. Dear Parents – Do you believe your child’s teacher has lots of free time on their hands?
  2. Dear Mr. McGill – Why do schools ask their teachers to mark every piece of classwork?
  3. 5 Ways School Leaders Can Be Kind – Will you implement these Random Acts of Kindness?
  4. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan – A success story
  5. 20 Years of Educational Fads – Over the past 20 years, what do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most?

Resource of the week

The #5MinWorkloadPlan has been devised to help teachers and leaders take back control of their workload and wellbeing. The best schools, teachers and leaders manage their workload so they can focus on doing a few, high impact, important things well. Find a step by step explanation of how to use the plan here and then download your template here to get started.

The 5 Minute Workload Plan
The 5 Minute Workload Plan

CPD Spotlight of the week: Managing workload

…and to go with the 5 minute workload plan, here are our top workload reducing blogposts.

From elsewhere

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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