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.
Done well, assessment can spark the deepest kind of learning. Yet narrow definitions of assessment persist in education. Mara Krechevsky and Tina Blythe explore how Project Zero is reimagining assessment and share examples of assessment practices that foster learning for both students and teachers.
Sue Kelly reviews this timely, relevant manual which places a premium on teacher professional development and the joy of learning.
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.
What if everyone had access to the latest training opportunities and had a chance to build their confidence by practising and testing out new ideas in a safe space? Lorna Burrows from Immersive VR shows how a new initiative is creating space for just that, helping teachers practise the art of teaching through experiential 3D learning.
The power of language extends beyond the world of syntax. Erika Lusky shows how using the Cultures of Thinking framework is transforming the learning culture and offering students the ability to truly think for themselves.
Mathematics can be anxiety-producing for many children and adults. Why are so many students resistant to maths learning? Deborah Peart offers strategies for a student-centred approach that helps students take ownership of their learning.
Learning Platforms have evolved significantly in recent years. Our editors share
some of the interesting players who are making a difference in the classroom.
e-Learning Update issue 63/64
Pershore High School developed a scheme of Learning Ambassadors to provide structured feedback to teachers on their lessons. It led to a wider student research project on how teachers could improve student engagement and learning.