What if the very materials teachers use to learn new methods could also be used directly with pupils, collaborating together on planning the learning? Well, that’s what Nicky Dolton discovered was possible by planning her use of the HOW2s in partnership with her pupils.
Classroom observations are a problem. They distort classroom dynamics, encourage an artificial performance and, for all that disruption, aren’t very productive. Unseen observations are an alternative approach, focussing on deep learning through professional conversations.
With over 100,00 icons available for free, the Noun Project is a teacher’s best friend. No mere tatty clip art, these well-designed icons are a perfect resource for non-designers. Enter the world of the visually sophisticated and cool.
He’d thrown all the usual stimulus experiences at his pupils to boost their creative writing juices. But, as good as their work was on SPAG and VCOP, they weren’t getting any better at generating creative ideas for their writing. What could Sean Austin do now that would make a difference?
We’ve all found having to repeat class instructions disruptive. It seems there’s always a few pupils who raise their hands requesting a repeat explanation of what to do. NQT, Hayley Shaw had already encountered this problem and was determined to deal with it early on in her career.