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Continuing professional development

Continuing Professional Development for Teachers

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the engagement of professionals in learning activities to develop their skills and abilities. CPD entails various modes of learning, for instance, e-learning programs, events, conferences, and training workshops, among others. Currently, there are 1000 plus and counting, institutes as well as professional bodies across the UK. Read below for an […]

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lesson observations

9 Proven Steps to Make The Most of Lesson Observations

Lesson observations, by themselves, are not an out-of-the-box solution. Nevertheless , they can be an opportunity to officially go into classes, and make note of which educational procedures are proving to be most successful and then discover ways to develop them further – to assist improvement in student learning.  They are a lot more than […]

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What Do Staff REALLY Think About Being Observed?

  I have been giving a lot of thought to the need to be ‘singing  from the same hymn sheet’ if observations are to be effective. Agreement on the purpose, what makes good teaching and learning  and methodology is fundamental to the success of any observation process.  ‘Buy in’ and collaboration from observees are essential  and […]

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7 Tips for RECEIVING effective feedback

        How prepared are your staff to receive feedback?  Observer training is essential but it is easy to overlook the observee’s needs- feedback is for the recipient not the giver.   Improve the effectiveness of your observations  by making sure your observees  are fully prepared, engaged and motivated by the experience.  This means […]

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3 Time Wasters – Some Uncomfortable Truths Here!

  3 Time Wasters commonly found in all places of work – Some Uncomfortable Truths Here!  Let me know if you agree or not in the comments below

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10 Tips To Ensure Staff Observations Improve Teaching and Learning

I have been considering the decision of Ofsted to stop grading individual lessons during inspections.  The reason is understandable – they did not want to give the impression that the impact of teaching, learning and assessment can be condensed into a snapshot of one lesson.  This has triggered many providers to evaluate their procedures for […]

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Why Do Lesson Observations

Why Do Lesson Observations? (Find Out Here)

  Why Do Lesson Observations is a question quite a few teachers have asked over the years. Lesson Observations – Why Do Them? Our answer is that they must first and foremost be used as a means to help and improve teacher’s performance.  As long as teachers think they are being used in sone other […]

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An 11 Point Review Of Your Lesson Observation Process

                  Great news! The Education Secretary has pledged to strip away workload that doesn’t add value in the classroom and give teachers the time to focus on teaching.  Naturally this will link with what Ofsted expects to see during an inspection of your lesson observation process. This […]

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