Growing a culture of great teaching | classteaching

These are the slides that Andy Tharby and I talked through at the Wellington Festival of Education on Friday.

Andy talked about how we used the wisdom of great teachers we had worked with over the years, alongside evidence from educational research and cognitive science, to distil great teaching into six pedagogical principles, in our book ‘Making every lesson count’.

Having unpicked some of the key elements, of each of the six principles, Andy then went on to talk about why this approach has been useful to us a school:
It allows a tight but loose approach to teaching – teachers are…

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Cleverlands | classteaching

Last week, I was fortunate enough to listen to the fabulous Lucy Crehan talk about her book ‘Cleverlands‘ at the Wellington Festival of Education.

As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on lessons from ‘top-performing’ education systems. She became curious about what was really going on in classrooms of the countries whose teenagers ranked top in the world in reading, maths and science.

Determined to dig deeper, Lucy set off on a personal educational odyssey through Finland, Japan, Singapore, Shanghai and…

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Durrington TeachMeet 2017 | classteaching

Last Thursday we hosted our sixth annual TeachMeet.  We were delighted to welcome Bill Watkin as our key note speaker – Bill’s wry look at the current educational landscape got the event off to a brilliant start.

The Proto food group provided superb paella at the interval, with delegates making a voluntary contribution that went towards the excellent ‘Love Your Hospital’ charity.

Presentations
1. James Crane, Durrington High School, “Effective use of Lesson Study”

 
2. Mark Enser, Heathfield CC, “Expect Excellence

3. Jason Ramasami Durrington High School, “#TeachingTalk – some…

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Durrington TeachMeet 2017 | classteaching

Last Thursday we hosted our sixth annual TeachMeet.  We were delighted to welcome Bill Watkin as our key note speaker – Bill’s wry look at the current educational landscape got the event off to a brilliant start.

The Proto food group provided superb paella at the interval, with delegates making a voluntary contribution that went towards the excellent ‘Love Your Hospital’ charity.

Presentations
1. James Crane, Durrington High School, “Effective use of Lesson Study”

 
2. Mark Enser, Heathfield CC, “Expect Excellence

3. Jason Ramasami Durrington High School, “#TeachingTalk – some…

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