Motivating students to become independent and aspirational learners
Developing a school-wide culture of independent learning doesn’t just happen, but motivating students to make decisions about their own learning might be easier than you think. According to Paul Trainor, it begins in the classroom, during the simplest interactions between teacher and student…
The future is in community
At a time of rapid social, economic and technological change, it’s vital students are prepared for the society of today and tomorrow. Malcolm Groves and John West-Burnham explain why placing schools at the heart of the community will equip students with the skills and experiences they need to achieve.
SLT 5.5 Report Updates
Closing doors: Exploring gender and subject choice in schools; Leading the way – Improving school governance and leadership; The Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index; Newly qualified teachers: Annual survey 2013
Are Rate-My-Teacher pupil assessments a good idea?
When one headteacher called for student evaluations to play a greater role in assessing teacher performance, his proposals provoked some angry responses from the teaching profession. But is this a proposal worth considering?
Asbestos – The ticking time bomb
The revelation that the government is considering scrapping its Asbestos Steering Committee to save money has caused much alarm among teaching unions. How seriously are our politicians taking this life-threatening issue?