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The five-minute lesson plan and how it changed my life

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The five-minute lesson plan and how it changed my life

One day we had a training day run by an professional development educator and OFSTED expert, Bradley Lightbody. During the course of the day we were informed that OFSTED don’t mind five minutes lesson plans. If you are used to spending 60/70% of your time typing and planning, this is the news you have been…

6 Things to keep in mind as a newly qualified teacher

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6 Things to keep in mind as a newly qualified teacher

Consider the following list when things might not be going too well, and remember, you are not a veteran teacher just yet, although you play your part in the war. I mention ‘Teacher Training’ a lot. I do this because I can’t substantiate the claim that there is any difference between a Certificate in Education…

Protected: What a difference an LSA makes

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Protected: What a difference an LSA makes

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Protected: Half term is here

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Protected: Half term is here

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Say “Hello” to the ICT 5 minute lesson plan!

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Say “Hello” to the ICT 5 minute lesson plan!

Today we had staff development courtesy of Bradley Lightbody, CEO of www.collegenet.co.uk He reminded us that we don’t need reams and reams of paperwork (in some sense of the word) to be able to deliver an outstanding lesson. Our teaching practice hinges on more important things like keeping our professional skills up to date, or ETL’s…

Protected: Today was one of those days

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Protected: The Feedback Loop

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Protected: The Feedback Loop

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Protected: The Remote Control Student Project

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Protected: The Remote Control Student Project

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Protected: Thoughts on Week One

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Protected: Thoughts on Week One

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Action Research: Learner Engagement Intervention

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Action Research: Learner Engagement Intervention

The +XP Generator Gamification: Learner Engagement Intervention Abstract This report explores the relationship between level one students with various learning difficulties and a ‘gamification’ based rewards system that awards XP (experience points) for effort. The system is also designed to be exclusively positive for learners allowing them to make an attempt at an answer and still…

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