Category Archives: Reflection

Ten things I’ve learnt about teaching…

This is a reworked version of a blog I posted 2 years ago in a different place at the end of my 3rd year… 2 years have since passed but a lot of what I wrote rings true still so … Continue reading

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Why you should do assemblies differently!

Think back to when you were at school….. What were assemblies were like? Rows upon rows of children all facing the all-mighty teacher that had happened to sign up to that assembly. Imparting knowledge they had learnt from google/book they … Continue reading

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Embedding oracy across the curriculum…

We all talk….. but how much do we really say. As teachers talk is a fundamental part of all our lessons: tell me the answer, what is..?, talk to your partners. Surely that’s great, that’s what we were told to … Continue reading

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Deciding on a research area for CPD…

A new term…. A new CPD module… This term we have two choices for CPD: to improve or to deepen our practice. I have chosen the latter and am therefore in the process of deciding on and planning a research … Continue reading

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Transition into leadership…

A colleague of mine asked if they could interview me for their dissertation on feedback culture… and whilst I hope I helped them, it also helped me to reflect on just how far I’ve come in my journey over the … Continue reading

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CPD with purpose

I have spoken before about CPD and how often in schools it produces nothing but moans and groans about its pointlessness.  At School 21 we have CPD for 2 hours every Wednesday evening and to many of my teacher friends … Continue reading

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Getting children to talk about talk…

Oracy (basically one word for speaking an listening and everything in between) has become more of an educational agenda over the past few years. Research especially is highlighting the importance of creating future adults that are able to express themselves … Continue reading

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