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Collection of posts on lesson observations

Here is our growing collection of posts on the subject of lesson observations from our leading thinkers.

1. The surgeon and the scalpel

2. Fanning the glowing embers. 23 more words


Thoughts on lesson observations #3 - The clearing fog

The clouds that contour the Brecon Beacons whenever I walk along Offa’s Dyke provide a flip metaphor for the fog of the educational landscape. I spend many weekends walking these wet cold mountains: an escape from the electric hum of London. 741 more words

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Thoughts on lesson observations #2 | Fanning the glowing embers

When a school hits rock bottom, as mine had a year before I joined, there are two key tasks for the leadership and governors. The first is to rebuild the school: to nurture the phoenix as it slowly rises from the flames so that every child gets the world class education that they deserve. 555 more words

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Thoughts on lesson observations #1 | The surgeon and the scalpel

Recently clocking up 10,000 lesson observations in schools at home and abroad has made me think afresh about the so-called ’10,000 hour rule’, much championed by writers Daniel Levitin and Malcolm Gladwell: … 741 more words


Reflection on education

I began my teaching career in a multicultural inner suburban high school in Melbourne. My motivation was to share my passion for English language studies with my students and to provide them with engaging and challenging learning experiences. 546 more words


The Curse of the Consultant

I need to be clear from the start that this post isn’t aimed at any individual or company.  Rather it is a reflection on what is now a mainstay of the educational world, the consultant.  1,123 more words


A collection of resources to help you deliver the Foundation Phase

Foundation Phase

The Foundation Phase is made up of 7 Areas of Learning where structured play activities are woven into the learning experiences of children. 38 more words

Foundation Phase