Continuing our Growth Mindset series, check out Eduardo Briceño’s TEDx Talk on The Power of Belief below. Briceño powerfully argues the benefits of a Growth Mindset approach: ‘When students or adults see their abilities as fixed, whether they think they’re naturals or just not built for a certain domain, they avoid challenge and lose interest when things get […]Read more "The Power of a Growth Mindset"
We are really keen to see a Growth Mindset approach to learning and life cultured and developed across the College. We’ve begun to see pockets of practice emerge over the course of the year – for example the excellent work that Emma and our Feedback Hub has been developing on Growth Mindset marking. Here’s a […]Read more "The Science of a Growth Mindset"
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"
This year Emma has been working towards her National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership. With another cohort window opening for 2016-17, we asked her to tell us why she did it and why she’d recommend it to others. Here’s what she told us… The programme came recommended to me by Sarah – our Deputy – as […]Read more "The Value of NPQML"
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"
This year, Brad decided to take on the challenge of the NPQSL course: a year long CPL programme run by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Here’s why he did it and why you may want to follow suit… The programme came recommended to me by Sarah – our Deputy – and I knew other Senior Leaders I respected […]Read more "NPQSL: Becoming nationally recognised as a quality senior leader"
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"
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"