@TeacherToolkit

In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

15 thoughts on “The Analysis of Classroom Observations

  • 17th March 2019 at 7:22 am
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    I’ve remained astonished that both Ofsted and school leaders have set so much store by lesson observations. For schools to develop the open supportive culture that promotes successful learning cultures, permitting other teachers see you teach is important. Sharing good practice, talking about teaching, understanding how to nuance trategies that keep ‘Smithy’ on board without alienating ‘Jonesy’ are activities we all need to appreciate and engage. Chaotic teaching, unsafe teaching etc. are behaviours of employees who don’t have the skills and expertise yet; those lesson observations need to be reversed so the still-trainee sees and acquires greater understanding. Since the publication of Hidden lives of learners, noone can say we dont know evaluative lesson obs are vastly overrated.

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  • 18th March 2019 at 8:19 am
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    I would a copy of the full report please!

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  • 18th March 2019 at 8:25 am
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    I’kd like copy of the paper please. We are currently discussing with leadership and colleagues “the craft of teaching”. As you have pointed out this something that can not be measured in such a short observation.

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  • 24th March 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    Please send a full copy of the report

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  • 28th March 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Yes pleas, I’d like a copy.

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  • 13th April 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    Could I get a copy of the report?
    Thanks

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  • 13th April 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Would like to get a copy of the full report please

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