A large number of schools use teacher surveys for different reasons during a school year. To some teachers on the receiving end, it can feel like there are a lot … Continue Reading Oh no! not another school survey
Teacher and school leader workload issues very much stem from the fact that there is not enough time to do the job properly. Some time back I commented on two … Continue Reading The battle to find time in schools – we need to consider teacher efficacy
Professional sports teams have coaches and they have leaders. Leaders in sports teams do not have to be the coach. All sports teams, however, have a person that must be the coach and a leader. Professional teachers and teaching teams require the same. Schools have a responsibility to provide leaders who are not just instructional coaches but they coach collaboration.
We often face questions from parents and colleagues about how we select teachers to work in our schools. With no single right answer to what makes a good teacher, I … Continue Reading What should we look for in a good teacher?
Schools will change their structures from time to time. Reporting lines may change, or a new position can be added, which is intended to support the school’s overall improvement. When … Continue Reading The ‘too many cooks’ and ‘many hands’ dilemma for our schools