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Page not found | TeacherToolkit Well, that’s annoying! Try again … Latest Videos Podcast Channel The 5 Minute Lesson Plan Archives Archives Select Month June 2019  (12) May 2019  (30) April 2019  (29) March 2019  (31) February 2019  (33) January 2019  (40) December 2018  (35) November 2018  (40) October 2018  (38) September 2018  (27) August 2018  (14) July 2018  (25) June 2018  (45) May 2018  (40) April 2018  (32) March 2018  (44) February 2018…

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Comparative Assessment In The Classroom – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is comparative assessment and how can teachers use it in their classroom? Psychologist, Louis Thurstone, published a paper on the law of comparative judgment in 1927! Thurstone’s method of comparative judgement exploits the power of adaptivity; in scoring rather than testing. There has been a recent and welcome revival of comparative assessment, but it has been around for a long time and one could argue that we are 90 years too late. With an influx…

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Imagine (Always) Not Being Good Enough – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you good enough to be a teacher? Imagine this scenario: you have a scheduled observation with your line manager and you have been teaching for over 10 years. The next 60 minutes of your life determines your pay rise, your job security, immediate workload and your mental health. The above scenario is very common in our English state schools, where, regardless of how long you have been teaching, schools have squeezed down teacher observation into…

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How Did I Overcome Teacher Burnout? – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does it mean to practice a pedagogy of love? I love teaching, but partway through my third year in the classroom I was heading towards burnout. I didn’t know it at the time but a chance encounter with Gert Biesta saved me. A practice of love can transform our classrooms and school communities and lead to happier teachers and students… A chance encounter … My journey began in Biesta’s graduate course where he asked each…

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Podcast 49: What Do Effective Teachers Do? – Education Article

Podcast 49: What Do Effective Teachers Do? | TeacherToolkit 25th May 201924th May 2019 Joshua McGovern 139 Views Brookburn Primary School, bursaries, Economics, Freelance, Grammar Schools, Institute for Government, PhD, Policy, policymakers, Professor Becky Allen, Professor Simon Burgess, Research, Sam Sims, Spillover, Teacher Training, The Teacher Gap, Think Tank, UCL, working conditions, Workload Reading Time: 1 minute What do effective teachers do and what are the benefits of pupils attending grammar schools? These are just two of the questions posed…

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Podcast 48: How Can Teachers Set The Standard? – Education Article

Podcast 48: How Can Teachers Set The Standard? | TeacherToolkit 18th May 201917th May 2019 @TeacherToolkit 70 Views #TTkitPodcast, accountability, Brave, business, Education Manifesto, headship, Keynote, leadership, Podcast, Richard Gerver, speaker, The Assumption of Excellence, Workload Reading Time: 1 minute What would you miss about education if you stepped out of teaching, and can teachers hold themselves to account? Our 48th podcast interview is with Richard Gerver who worked in education as a primary school teacher and a head teacher…

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5 Things I Learned From Quitting Teaching – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes What did I learn from quitting my teaching job? There’s a great sense of pride among those who teach, particularly those that have just a few years under their belt. They’ve made the bold move to become a teacher, perhaps having to justify their decision to friends and family, and that’s why it can be gut-wrenching to admit to yourself that you are considering quitting teaching. I know this because I did just that. Two schools…

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