Teaching Insights

The news in and around Teaching, CPD and Professional Development.

Observation Deck

Observation Deck

Can you feel it? The rumbling and grumbling; it’s getting louder and louder. There’s now a real movement and shift away from traditional high-stakes ‘one-size fits all’ approach to lesson observations as fed-up teachers are claiming back their classrooms and...

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Video Modelling

Video Modelling

One exciting way to enhance teaching and learning using video is an evidence-based intervention called video modelling (VM) otherwise known as video-based intervention (VBI). VM is a visual teaching method that involves watching a video demonstrating a targeted...

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VLTs: Brace For Impact

Do you have a video learning team (VLT) in your school? Successful schools put video learning teams (VLTs) at the heart of learning in order to drive pupil and teacher progress. Learning teams work together to bring about change and to help each other learn as a...

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Using video to enhance CPD

Using video to enhance CPD

Lesson observations have been demonised over the years and they suffer a terrible image problem  fuelled by Ofsted horror stories, misguided school-led observations and teacher trepidation of senior managers. But it is time to shake off these negatives and focus on...

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Ofsted Myths explored

There are a number of Ofsted myths that are being rebuked by Ofsted themselves this week. Since the overhaul of summer 2015, the first is about whether individual lessons are graded. Joanna Hall, Ofsted’s Deputy Director for schools explains in a bit more detail in...

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Lesson observation checklist

Lesson observation is an integral part of CPD and being prepare on both sides of the process is the key to successful outcomes. As a teacher you’re looking to ensure that your lesson observation goes well. As a member of the SLT, this important part of CPD can take up...

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Video is a powerful tool to enhance teaching and learning. Staff, students, leaders and parents can now engage with video in ways that were unattainable several years ago.

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