CPD for busy teachers
With the focus of professional development shifting to practitioners learning from each other, Glenys Hart extols the merits of social media and online learning.
Practical approaches for A level English teachers
In the last issue, Diane McDermott argued that teaching at A level is not only the “Cinderella” of Professional Development, but also that failure to focus on KS5 is having a detrimental effect on all students. In this article she presents professional development guidance and some tried and tested practical approaches to improve independent thinking and writing.
Powerful, high quality professional development
In this research report David Sands assesses the impact of school-based Masters-level professional development. He finds that it not only makes valuable contributions to growing leadership potential and the well-being of participating teachers, but that it can also provide structure and coherence to school-based CPD programmes.
The New Generation of School Leaders – transforming outlook, practice, and expectations
A new cadre of school leaders is emerging with the potential to shake up education policy and practice. In this article, Karen Edge reports on research into these Generation X school leaders in London, New York City and Toronto. As she explores the experiences and aspirations of this new generation of urban school leaders she reflects on implications for their professional development.
How to… develop teacher leaders
Graham Handscomb provides the guide to how the under-utilised resource of teacher leaders can be fostered and developed.
Leading from the front: energizing teacher-leaders in classroom practice
Marcella McCarthy calls for school leaders to more fully embrace their role as leaders of teaching and learning, and explores the implications for a fundamentally different approach to performance management and professional development.
How to… make a difference through leadership
Graham Handscomb explores how leadership can make a difference to student outcomes and in schools in challenging circumstances. He then considers what can be done to develop leaders to make such a difference
How to… develop leadership of teaching and learning
The core focus of leadership is appropriately on teaching and learning. Graham Handscomb examines how this can be done effectively through “Instrumental Leadership” and “Joint Practice Development.”
How to… understand the ingredients of successful leadership
What are the ingredients of leadership which bring about transformation and how can these be developed? Graham Handscomb provides some key guidance.
How to… use leadership to transform practice
The four contributions look at the ingredients of successful leadership; how leadership can be used to make a difference; the development of leadership for teaching and learning; and how teacher leaders can be developed.Each piece includes a range of professional learning tasks to help you reflect and apply this material to your own context and practice.