Should school leaders teach more?

The degree to which school leaders are involved in actual teaching practice varies considerably between schools, which brings us to the question: Should school leaders teach more? To clarify for the purpose of this post, school leader refers to senior leaders in schools, assistant principals, principals and directors / superintendents. The demands of these senior... Continue Reading →

Is education really broken?

I recently viewed a TEDx talk titled 'The surprising truth about learning in schools'. Other than the talk having an eye-catching title, there was nothing really surprising about it, as I think Will Richardson hits on a number of things that have been said before by other researchers. Of course, the talk is a timely... Continue Reading →

Overcoming the obstacles to implementing video feedback for teachers

The use of video is an excellent way to support teacher coaching and improvement. In John Hattie’s meta analysis of factors influencing effective teaching, micro teaching (video recording lessons) was in the top 10 strategies used by teachers that have the biggest impact on student learning. Yet despite this evidence plus better and more affordable... Continue Reading →

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