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The Inconsistency of @TESResources by @TeacherToolkit

How can we ensure paid-for-resources, designed by teachers, does not become a headache for all involved?

ICT Equipment for Every Classroom by @TeacherToolkit

If money was no option, what 10 ICT tools would you use in your classroom?

How To Unlock Senior Leadership Potential at Interview? by @TeacherToolkit

If you were to appoint a number of teachers to join the (extended) senior leadership team, what questions would you ask them at interview?

How To Unlock Teaching and Learning at Interview? by @TeacherToolkit

If you were to appoint a number of teachers to join a teaching and learning team, to build a new culture of teaching and learning in your school, what questions would you ask them at interview?

#Vamoose: @TESResources Strike Back!

With teachers now allowed to profit from their own resources, the issue of copyright and teachers sharing freely is even-more complicated. Are we moving towards the dark-side?

What Works? by @TeacherToolkit

If you could share what works in your classroom/school, what would you say?

Perfect Punctuation! by @TeacherToolkit

Have you ever considered how you could improve your own digital literacy?

Revision and Examinations by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about a resource students and teachers can use for the examination and revision period; particularly English and humanities teachers.

#SeatingPlans: Vital For Learning by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about teaching and learning and the necessity of seating plans in every classroom.

Pensions: All Change by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about teacher pensions. Share this blog with others …

The #5MinMainThingPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner

This is a blog about priorities and features yet another 5-Minute Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner.

The Question Matrix by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about questioning students in lessons.

One Small Tweet for Teachers, One Giant Blog for Teaching by @TeacherToolkit

On Saturday 21st March, I attended the STEP (Scottish Teachers for Enhancing Practice) which incorporates the Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland and is their 3rd Annual Conference. The event was organised at Stirling Court Hotel in the wonderful grounds of Stirling University.

If Not Now, When? By @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about resilience, tolerance, failure, revision and exam motivation. I take inspiration from @DrDanNicholls‘ blog, If not now, when? Raising Achievement and have used his blog to create an assembly based on these themes. I would like to thank Dan for his resources. You can download my full adaptation here on this blog, for … Continue reading

The #5MinAchievementPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner

This is a blog about achievement and features yet another 5-Minute Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner.

Constantly Tweaking Teaching and Learning by @TeacherToolkit

This is a simple blog about teaching and learning tweaks in a landscape without (one-off) lesson grades.

The Challenges of Teaching Food Technology by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog for all design technology teachers, particularly food teachers. It is also useful for readers to know, that OfSTED has announced (page 65) that it will be inspecting and reporting on the health and wellbeing of all children in schools from September 2015.

A Common Sense Approach to Marking Workload by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about marking workload. If you download this resource, please tweet this link.

The #5MinWorkloadPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner

The #5MinWorkloadPlan has been designed to help schools, leaders & teachers review their current workload. It can also help to review new initiatives to see whether they are worthwhile introducing and if “yes” instead of what. Whilst accepting some issues which are adding significantly to schools’ and teachers’ workload are outside of our control (see @LeadingLearner’s post here), there are other issues which we can address as teachers and leaders. Continue reading

5 Time-Saving Ideas for Teachers by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about a teacher-training session I led online for Canadian teachers all over Quebec. You can download my presentation here on this blog, for free.

Notes From The Front Line by @DebraKidd

This blog is a thorough review of @DebraKidd‘s first book, Notes From The Front Line.

The Battle of Waterloo by @Waterloo200org

This is a blog to help students, teachers and my blog readers, rediscover the Battle of Waterloo; the 200th anniversary year.

Taking A Look at Books by @TeacherToolkit

This blog is about book monitoring across an entire school, lead by heads of faculty, designed to improve student progress and reduce workload.

Power from the Floor by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about marking and a common-sense approach to teacher-workload. In this read, you will find a CPD training resource ready-to-go for you and your own staff.

The @BETT_Show Selfie with @TeacherToolkit

This is a light-hearted blog about the BETT Show and Twittering teachers meeting each other in the flesh!

Thirty Words CPD in 30 Seconds by @TeacherToolkit

Thirty Words in 30 Seconds is a crowd-sourced project via Twitter, designed to provide free CPD advice for all teachers working in UK schools. You can download your free copy here on @TeacherToolkit and share it with colleagues right now!

DeCamp by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about packing up an entire school and moving to a 100% new building. I will let the pictures do the talking.

To Grade or Not to Grade? by @TeacherToolkit

This is quick follow-up blog to this post; A Valid Landscape for Teaching and Learning that I presented at @Optimus_Ed conference last week and at the @PiXLClub national conference today. In the is blog you will be able to download my full presentation and seek clarification (or at least my view so far) regarding a … Continue reading

101 Great Teachers to Follow on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit

Where would I be without Twitter? Where would my own extended (PLN) Professional Learning Network be without the 140 character responses from my colleagues dotted all over the world?

CPD Needs Analysis for Every Teacher by @TeacherToolkit

Last week, as part of our on-going staff development programme, I asked teachers to complete a Self-Review against the Teaching Standards. The intended outcome was to generate a Needs Analysis for appraisal and CPD. This was completed using Blue Sky software.

Lesson Plan Research by @Angel_Solutions

This blog discusses learning episodes (sequences) designed within lesson plans, using data from real lesson plans which teachers are now creating using the new Digital 5 Minute Lesson Plan. As of 12th November 2014, 15 days after launch, there have been over 2000 plans lesson plans created using the free digital tool with visitors from … Continue reading

The Digital #5MinPlan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan is now available in digital format! Following a beta testing group, and after 14 months of planning, I am pleased to offer a finished product.

We Are What We Do by @TeacherToolkit

This week I spoke in three key stage 3 assemblies at school.

The Secret of Literacy by @LearningSpy

Despite a pile of education books reaching in-excess of 20-high, the only book I’ve managed to read from cover to cover this summer is David Didau’s, The Secret of Literacy. This blog is a review.

Dear @TESResources: Better later than never by @TeacherToolkit

It’s taken me 4 days to break my ‘one-blog-a-week’ policy/promise over the summer. Why? Well, today – a week too late – I saw this from TSL Education’s Chief Executive Louise Rogers, regarding changes to the TES Resources website.

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