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Seeking to be extraordinary and trimming the hedge

2016-01-27

Yesterday evening, travelling home after spending two truly uplifting days in London at the World Visible Learning Conference, a colleague and I mused on the distinction between extraordinary and ordinary. To lead an extraordinary life? Read full article »

Feedback from parents and carers

2015-11-27

In looking to capture deep and meaningful data around pupil, parent and carer, and teacher voice we are using the full suite of truly excellent Quaglia School Voice surveys, accessed through Corwin in the US. The Read full article »

Nicole: from becoming her own teacher to becoming her mother’s teacher!

2015-11-27

Encouraging our learners to become their own teacher is one thing. When they go home and teach their own mother's, through discussing their own work, that is really quite something! Nicole has done just that. Read full article »

Shifting ‘Performance Management’ from the personal to a more collegiate responsibility at Bader

2015-10-04

I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed thinking on and contemplating how to approach School Improvement Planning and Performance Management (Teacher Appraisal) at Bader. That exercise has led me to delve into and take Read full article »

Collaboration and Reciprocity in a Y4 Maths Classroom

2015-09-24

All of our Bader learners have been exercising their learning muscles, encouraged to develop their learning dispositions, as they work towards becoming self-regulating learners and, ultimately, become their own teachers. Lexie, Saul, Georgia and Harry Read full article »

Checklists, getting better at getting better, and ‘visible learning inside’

2015-08-25

Checklists, getting better at getting better, and ‘visible learning inside’ The acclaimed surgeon and writer, Atul Gawande, highlights the need for a different strategy; one that is ‘ridiculous in its simplicity’. This strategy, he says, builds Read full article »

Doing the right things + thinking time

2015-06-04

For a number of years now I have framed any reporting to governors around Ofsted school inspection framework headlines: achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, leadership and management. In so doing I felt I Read full article »

Delivering on Visible Learning at Bader…

2015-04-21

We are on our way with use of the Deliverology model… Step 1 saw us define our aspirations. We wanted the wording of them to be accessible to all school community members + tied into Visible Read full article »

Visible Learning at Bader: The Story so Far

2015-04-20

Ever since hearing of and then exploring John Hattie’s brilliant work I have carried it in my head, with a view to its implementation in practice. As a staff we considered the messages and learning Read full article »

Growth Mindset: Alive & Visible

2015-03-20

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