What does differentiation actually mean?
Our top blogs this week include tips in differentiation and getting your students to retain information for their exams. This week our spotlight is on job interviews and applications which goes nicely with our resource of the week – the 5 minute interview plan!
Top 5 Blogs
- 9 Teaching Ideas To Bin – What teaching ideas would you like to say goodbye to in 2018?
- 5 Ways To Make Knowledge Stick – How can you prepare students for their exams?
- What Is Differentiation All About? – What does differentiation actually mean?
- The 5 Minute Lesson Plan – a planning favourite
- Whole Class Guided Reading: More Ideas – Have you tried whole class guided reading yet?
Resource of the week
At this time of year teachers may well be job hunting or having job interviews. The 5 minute interview plan will help you to prepare yourself for the interview and perform to your best abilities on the day! Download the plan, which includes instructions for how to complete it on page 2.
CPD Spotlight: Job hunting and interviews
And to go with the 5 minute plan, here are our top blogs with tips for successfully getting that next teaching role.
- 5 Tips For Career Planning
- How Do Senior Leaders Get Their Jobs?
- Career Development on Paternal Leave
- Helping You Have Interview Success
- Nail That Job!
- DfE ‘Teacher workload challenge: school research project reports‘ published.
- Damian Hinds sets out plans to help tackle teacher workload at the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) annual conference.
- “Triple marking, 10 page lesson plans, and, worst of all, Mocksteds are a distraction from the core purpose of education” says Amanda Spielman at ASCL 2018
- New ePetition calling for ‘a National website allowing schools to advertise staff vacancies for free’. Sign this petition.
- ‘Setting and streaming in schools – what does the evidence say?’ – see the Educational Endowment Foundation Toolkit to find out more.
- Professor John Hattie thinks that the rising number of teaching assistants in England’s classrooms is part of a “creeping amateurism” in schools – what do you think?
- In December 2017, the Varkey Foundation commissioned Ipsos Mori to carry out the most comprehensive global study of the hopes, fears and aspirations of parents across the world. The Global Parents Survey reports that parents in the UK are much less likely to spend more than an hour per day helping with their children’s homework compared with parents around the world. Does it really matter that Indian parents are almost six times more likely to spend an hour a day helping their child than British parents? In previous posts we have shown homework to have zero effect at primary so does this mean parents need educating about the real benefits of homework according to age group?