teach like a champion

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Teach Like a Champion Q and A with @Doug_Lemov

I was just about to start our latest CPD session on Teach Like a Champion and with a few minutes to spare I tweeted out a link to a related post.  You can imagine my surprise and delight when Doug Lemov tweeted straight back.  For the past fifteen years my experience of leading in Blackpool is secondary schools, in particular, had taken a good kicking with very few offers of support.  Doug Lemov’s approach and interest in Blackpool was a welcome change.  It was the second time in a week that Blackpool had been given positive preferential treatment; the other was from TeachFirst. Continue reading


Can We All Teach Like a Champion? #TLaC

If developing the quality of teaching is a leadership imperative is it possible for us all to teach like a champion with the right professional development?  I’ve been reading, which is always a dangerous thing, or more correctly re-reading a number of books and documents in order to develop a new professional development programme. Continue reading

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