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Can Teaching Learn Anything From Elite Sports Coaching?

By Richard Morton, Sir John Lawes School The most celebrated “expert on expertise”, Anders Ericsson, identified a process he called “deliberate practice” as the essential method of achieving mastery in any field (Ericsson and Pool, 2016), and the concept has an understandable appeal to teachers wishing to help their students succeed.  Ericsson’s work provided the […]

How Will Maths Help Me In Real Life? By Nazeela Shirazi

It’s the dreaded question many teachers face across the academic year: when will I ever need this in real life? Some students ask it to challenge us, using it to mean ‘prove to me that I need this in my life.’  Other students ask it sincerely, honestly wanting to know how the course content might […]

Verulam TALES, Remote Teaching Edition

shared by Fiona Rosler This document is intended as a place for staff to share their tips and resources for remote teaching, however many of the ideas shared here will still be applicable when we return to face-to-face teaching. Use the table of contents found on the link below.  New content will be added each […]

Wellbeing? A few reflections

Maria Santos-Richmond For the last 3 years staff wellbeing has been a priority on our School Development Plan. Year on year it has retained its position, not because we have made little progress in this area, but to recognise that, especially with the changing climate, this is not something we can just tick a box […]

Five things middle leaders can do for their teams

by Melissa Hall, Curriculum Leader of English at a secondary school and Specialist Leader in Education As we lie in the midst of a third lockdown, to say there is tension in the air in the world of education would be a vast understatement. It sits like a heavy fog, seeping into every crevice of […]

Using feedback whilst teaching virtually

With my Year 10 class, we began the lockdown period by revising. This meant that I did not have to write new work for them. However, I was keen to help them gain the most from revision. The class were a high attaining class and in previous class discussions, it had become clear that they […]

The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project

Inspiring, empowering and connecting teachers choosing to complete CPD on parental leave. For teachers taking leave or in the two years following maternity and paternity leave. A membership platform is now available for teachers at just £5 for three years offering access to short coaching tutorials as well as an increased range of case studies […]

The OLLIE Foundation

 The OLLIE Foundation is a suicide prevention training charity. Initially aiming to reduce youth suicide, their work has evolved and during these incredible days of uncertainty, they have become acutely aware of the impact lockdown is having on people around the world, and the tragic rise in suicides being reported. In an effort to support […]