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Lesson study 2016 – reflection

Having now been through one full lesson study I can confidently say that this CPD pathway has certainly bought advantages to our teachers and our school. Would I do lesson study again? Most definitely. Continue reading “Lesson study 2016 – reflection”


Are my students actually learning?

The most effective way to test student understanding is to do it while the lesson’s still going. Take advantage of the moment. Continue reading “Are my students actually learning?”

#15MinForum: Active learning

Deputy Head Jeff Ison got our #15MinForum active this week and shared theory and strategies for active learning in the classroom. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Active learning”

#15MinForum: Engaging their minds

As a trainee teacher on placement and often for most NQT’s the number of behaviour strategies you have in your toolkit is crucial. To have a variety of techniques to use depending on the student or students you are dealing with, the situation and environment is key to the amount of teaching and learning that takes place in your environment.  Continue reading “#15MinForum: Engaging their minds”

Year 11: are you ‘happy’ to be leaving?

I am not sharing how many years ago I left school but my last day at school involved the obligatory assembly, shirt signing, notebook messages and a lot of photographs taken with a camera. One of those cameras that you wound on with your thumb Continue reading “Year 11: are you ‘happy’ to be leaving?”

Showcasing CPD at Association of International Malaysian Schools

More than 260 teaching professionals, representing 26 schools from across Malaysia attended the inaugural conference of the Association of International Malaysian Schools [AIMS], at the Australian International School on Saturday 5 March 2016. Continue reading “Showcasing CPD at Association of International Malaysian Schools”

#15MinForum: Who you asking…Bloom?

Teachers ask up to two questions every minute, up to 400 in a day, around 70,000 a year, or two to three million in the course of a career []. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Who you asking…Bloom?”

Teaching the teachers

Six of our outstanding practitioners taught a lesson to highlight assessment for learning strategies and examples of how to check for progress and understanding. Continue reading “Teaching the teachers”

#15MinForum: Easy AfL

Assistant Head Simon Butterfield emphasised the benefits for using ‘assessment for learning’ by demonstrating some great examples in an interactive #15MinForum.

Continue reading “#15MinForum: Easy AfL”

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