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Tag Archives: Coaching
Lesson observations: Approach with caution! For any measure of teaching effectiveness to be useful, it needs to be valid. To be valid, a measure also needs to be reliable. Reliability represents the consistency of a measure. A measure is said … Continue reading
Over the last two posts, I’ve been exploring the extent to which teaching is a natural ability and whether there is a formal or ‘professional’ body of knowledge or set of skills required for effective teaching. In summary: The ability … Continue reading
In my last post, I argued that the universality and the spontaneous development of teaching leads to the conclusion that teaching is a natural ability. The post generated some really interesting responses, but one from @informed_edu made a direct attempt … Continue reading
researchED: Research leads network day, Brighton. April 18th 2015 The beginning of the new term means it’s taken a little while to get around to blogging about the great event on Saturday. This tardiness is additionally poor given that I … Continue reading
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
In an interesting article for the Fabian Society, Andrew Old discusses the problems inherent in the desire to raise the quality of teaching. “‘Focusing on teacher quality’ … sounds agreeable, but much of the detail will be impossibly difficult to … Continue reading
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
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
Here’s an interesting model of ‘Lesson Study’ that could be used within coaching: Lesson Study: Preparing for AS Essay Writing