Tag Archives: Student voice

Developing research leads within schools: ‘the good we oft might win’

‘Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.’ Measure for measure, Act I Scene IV ResearchED Research Leads Network Day, 13th December 2014 It is perhaps indicative of the character … Continue reading

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Great teacher talk

The ‘war’ on Teacher Talk Time was one of the more depressing developments in my teaching career. Obviously secondary students will rapidly get bored if they are subjected to lectures – no one is advocating that teachers should drone on … Continue reading

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What really improves teacher quality?

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


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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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Student voice

Here’s a really interesting research summary where student voice has been used as part of teacher evaluation. I’m going to use it to help analyse my teaching and provide a focus for my coaching sessions. Asking students. Interestingly, it appears … Continue reading

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