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School, Teaching, Teacher Development
This is a quality enhancement package. Schools can tailor the length of the course by selecting appropriate items. The content and duration of each component is described; the order is arbitrary and could be re-arranged to suit local needs. This grouping is designed for experienced school leaders.
The Teachers' Meeting (approximately three hours)
Contemporary Curricula (approximately three hours)
- Its purpose as the development centre of the school.
- What current research says about this.
- Making these meetings vibrant.
- A conversion toolkit.
- What goes in and what stays out; the consequences.
User-Friendly Records And Student Appraisal Systems (approximately two hours)
- Making them work for us.
- The language and purpose of contemporary curricula.
- How current terminology can sharpen our focus.
- Integrating Educational Technology into the curriculum.
- The teaching context - a practice lesson revolution.
The Lecturing Habit (approximately one hour)
- Policy matters - cutting out the arguing; a template.
- One stop documents for planning, recording work covered and student exposure to our content.
- Easy documentation for recording specific learning outcomes.
- Replacing annual student reports; a template and a new idea.
Engagement (one hour)
- A method for moving lessons out of the lecturing mode; ideas
for the Secondary School - and for the Primary School.
- Use of 'generative impulses' and the application of strong verbs
to learning experiences.
Teacher Development (two hours)
- A revolutionary concept for judging a productive learning experience.
- How to recognise it.
- How to encourage it.
- Why older models for judging lessons are inadequate.
- 'On task' behaviour and its weaknesses.
Timetable Templates (two hour)
- What is it?
- Why is it vital?
- Gaining acceptance; how to promote a development ethos amongst the colleagues.
- The tension between development and retraining.
- Policies, mandates and documentation.
- Development organ.
Creative Criticism (one hour)
- Timetable: making or breaking your innovative teaching strategies.
- Lining up the boundaries of thematic lessons.
- The end of lesson exhibition.
- Ideas governing basic proficiency lessons.
Four Quadrants Of Successful Teaching (one and a half hours)
- Teacher observation tools; timed events.
- Recognising common errors in teaching.
- The circle of competence/confidence.
- Onwards and upwards.
The Four Teaching Styles (one hour)
- Clarity - teacher knows; students does; student retains.
- Overview - curriculum summaries; techniques; planning.
- Demand - expecting more.
- Enthusiasm - rest; creativity; conditions of employment; class size.
Multi-Level Teaching (one hour)
- Recognising them; a simple diagram.
- The benefits of using them in terms of classroom management.
- A model maths lesson, using all four styles.
Mentoring (two hours)
- Why it is necessary.
- The results of treating all learners as equal.
- An easy way to expedite.
- The love connection.
- What is a mentor?
- Techniques for successful mentoring.
- Mentor documentation.
- Mentors and the future of teacher training.
- Why is it important?
- What is its relationship to Health and Physical Education?
- How do you encourage it?
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