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Importance of Teacher Professional Development

Importance of Teacher Professional Development

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the engagement of professionals in learning activities to develop their skills and abilities. It is usually considered to be self-directed learning, where the professional individually decides to pursue development professionally and personally. Besides documenting your learning and developing your teaching knowledge and skills, CPD can also benefit you in a […]

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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 […]

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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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Effective Feedback for Teacher Observations

I have been giving a lot of thought to the need for effective feedback for teacher observations 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 need to be […]

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7 Tips for RECEIVING Effective Feedback For Teacher Observations

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 that they need to […]

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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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