Category Archives: Coaching

Talking about the behaviour in our lessons

With the start of a new school year, behaviour management is a worthwhile focus. Whether one is a new teacher or simply new to a school, getting to grips with the behaviour management system of a school is an understandable … Continue reading

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Using student surveys to measure the impact of coaching

Evaluating the impact of professional development is remarkably difficult. Typically it stops at evaluation forms at the end of an INSET session, but it’s difficult to know whether even highly positive ratings equate to any change in teacher practice or … Continue reading


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Investigating teaching using a student survey

In October I blogged on how student perception surveys might be used to provide a fairly reliable measure of teaching effectiveness. Since then, I have been piloting a version of the MET survey to investigate my own teaching (along with … Continue reading

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Lesson study

Here’s an interesting model of ‘Lesson Study’ that could be used within coaching: Lesson Study: Preparing for AS Essay Writing

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Improving classroom observation

Interesting blog article by Prof. Robert Coe on the difficulty in providing valid, reliable and useful feedback from lesson observations. Classroom observation: it’s harder than you think “The reported reliabilities of observation instruments used in the MET study range from … Continue reading

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