On Thursday I had the pleasure of listening to Ross (aka @TeacherToolkit) talking about Mark. Plan. Teach., his latest book. The issue of differentiation and the challenges it poses for teachers popped up in discussions a number of times during the day. My views on differentiation have changed over the years and changed quite significantly.
Just before half term we had the pleasure of hosting Professor David Hopkins, at the Trust, who led us through an “instructional round”. By the end of the day we had developed a series of theories in action about the teaching we observed across Years 5, 6 & 7. I’ll blog in more detail about this on Sunday. Continue reading
This morning I really enjoyed reading Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching by Carl Hendrick and then David Didau’s Practice vs Talent: 5 Principles for Effective Teaching. Others have followed or maybe preceded these; May’s #blogsync is “five things” or #5Things. Feel free to join in. Continue reading