Inside Teaching – How to Make a Difference for Every Learner and Teacher
Sue Kelly reviews this timely, relevant manual which places a premium on teacher professional development and the joy of learning.
Making teacher engagement with research a reality
Jane Flood explores the wide range of factors which influence teachers’ engagement with research, and the dynamic relationship between knowledge mobilization and impact on pedagogic practice. She concludes by providing a practitioner’s checklist to help make research engagement a reality.
Collaborative School Leadership – new opportunities and challenges
David Middlewood, Ian Abbott and Sue Robinson discover what’s different about leading a group of schools. They identify a range of issues related to scale, school autonomy, trust and effectiveness. In particular the new world of leading across schools raises special implications for leadership development and progression.
How to … focus performance management on professional development
John Blanchard looks at how in performance management collaboration between teachers, senior leaders and governors can contribute to all involved being better prepared and lead to a more effective and rewarding experience.
How to … lead teaching and learning across a whole school
Here, John Blanchard explores how leaders, managers and mentors can most effectively guide and support teachers. Without leadership teamwork lacks vision and coherence. Without teamwork leadership lacks potency and agency.
How to … benefit from observing colleagues and being observed
John Blanchard looks at how colleagues’ visiting one another’s lessons and observing other activities can inform insights and innovations. He shows that this applies as much to leaders, managers and mentors as it does to teachers. Peer observation is a direct way of promoting job morale and satisfaction, while informing agendas for whole-school development.
How to … own your continuing professional development
John Blanchard shows how using action research, training opportunities and formal study can be used as ways of continuing to learn about learning, teaching and leadership.
How to… ensure performance management is professional learning
This issue's How to series covers how to Ensure performance management is professional learning.
School-university partnerships – fulfilling the potential
Graham Handscomb explores the contribution of school-university partnerships to professional learning and the features that can help to make them more effective.