We had a great Market Place this week to bring our collective CPL over the last two terms together. Here are some of the highlights from our evening: Feedback Strategies There were some great ideas from Emma’s hub: ‘Go for 3,’ ‘Comment girds combining growth mindsets and attainment, Triple Impact Marking, ‘Yellow box’ and test swapping. […]Read more "Our CPL Market Place"
If feedback seems like the new stick to beat us with, then it’s probably worth checking out Dan Ariely’s TED Talk on ‘What makes us feel good about our work?’. A behavioural economist, Ariely presents to us the stark impact of not receiving feedback. Check out the video from 9.54 minutes in. His message: not receiving […]Read more "The Motivation of Feedback"
How creative do you feel? Ever wanted to enhance your ability to come up a great idea? Steven Johnson suggests our creativity is improved when we have enough ‘professional breathing space’. This means giving individuals time and space to connect and share ideas, to mingle and swap ‘slow hunches’. Check out Johnson’s TED Talk below. We […]Read more "Where do good ideas come from?"
Want to model an entire process in a short time frame? Do you want to unpack technique alongside the finished outcome? Hyperlapse is a really effective tool for modelling the creative process. Check out these videos, from Design Technology and Geography classrooms.Read more "Hyperlapse Modelling"
What does it really mean to be in receipt of the Pupil Premium? Check out this short video for a thought-provoking take on understanding the disadvantage that can exist within our classrooms…Read more "Reflecting on Disadvantage"
Questioning is something that we could probably all develop further. Want some inspiration? Then check out our toolkit for some simple, yet helpful strategies.Read more "Mastering the Art of Questioning"
Stuck for differentiation ideas? Want to do something different with your differentiation? Check out our College toolkit for some simple yet effective ways of meeting the needs of all your learners…Read more "Simple Differentiation"
Want to make sure the feedback you give has impact? Feedback that does not require a response, action or some kind of further learning is not really feedback – it’s simply checking. It’s important for sure, but will not necessarily move students on in their learning. The kind of feedback that interests us the most, is […]Read more "Feedback with Impact"
Need some time and space to reflect? To collaborate with like-minded people? Time to actually get something done for a change? Space to think outside the box? Designed to balance input with discussion and creativity, our hubs offer a changing menu of professional development over the course of the year. Find out more here.Read more "Our Hubs: Designed for Innovation"
A teaching and learning strategy shared every Monday morning. No longer than two minutes and it must have a practical focus. What could be a better way to start the day? Okay, apart from a black coffee. And a lie in… Our Nanos will be uploaded here… watch this space.Read more "The Art of the Nano"