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Teach meet collaborate

  1. 1. Teach Meet Collaborate Wednesday 25th September 2013 Pitch: Action Research Cluster Groups
  2. 2. What are we doing at Elthorne Park? Every member of staff is engaging in action research as part of the school’s CPD model.
  3. 3. There are three action research clusters Stretch and challenge for all Marking and acting upon feedback In-class interventions for underachieving groups
  4. 4. Session 1 Teachers across departments meet in their cluster. Each cluster is led by a pair of Lead Learners who have expertise in the chosen area. Teachers engage with some wider reading to kick-start discussion and generate ideas. The cluster decide on criteria for observing best practice. Each teacher decides on their specific line of enquiry.
  5. 5. The importance of reading… Teachers are keen to stay up to date with the latest discussions on teaching and learning but not all have the time to read books! Using blogs is a good way of getting more members of staff to engage with pedagogical debates.
  6. 6. Wider Reading: stretch and challenge for all Building Challenge: Differentiation that’s quick and works. http://learningspy.co.uk/2013/01/19/building-challenge-differentiation- thats-quick-and-works/ Inclusive Questioning http://huntingenglish.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/inclusive-questioning/ Gifted and Talented provision: a total philosophy http://headguruteacher.com/2012/09/12/gifted-and-talented-provision-a- total-philosophy/ Great Lessons Series: challenge http://headguruteacher.com/2013/01/31/great-lessons-3-challenge/ Great Lessons Series: differentiation http://headguruteacher.com/2013/02/03/great-lessons-4-differentiation/
  7. 7. Wider Reading: marking and acting upon feedback Make your ‘Marking Policy a ‘Feedback Policy’ http://huntingenglish.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/making-a-marking- policy-a-feedback-policy/ Marginal Learning Gains: Feedback http://marginallearninggains.com/2012/11/01/feedback/ Improving peer feedback with Public Critique http://learningspy.co.uk/2013/02/08/improving-peer-feedback-with- public-critique/ What can we learn from Dylan Wiliam and AfL? http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/afl/ Making feedback count: close the gap http://headguruteacher.com/2012/11/10/mak-feedback-count-close-the- gap/
  8. 8. Wider Reading: In-class interventions for underachieving groups Education Endowment Foundation: Teaching and Learning toolkit http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit Teaching and Learning Interventions http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/teaching-and-learning-interventions-1613 Closing the gaps (WWC) http://www.equitableeducation.co.uk/1/post/2012/12/effective-classroom- strategies-forclosing-the-gap-in-educationalachievement-for-children-and- youngpeople-living-in-poverty-includingwhite-working-class-boys-by-c4eo.html What works in improving the educational achievement of gifted and talented pupils? https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/189 733/DCSF-EPPI-04-08.pdf Motivating underachievers: techniques and tactics http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/motivating-underachievers-techniques- and-tactics-3002
  9. 9. Core pedagogy texts
  10. 10. Session 2: Sharing our resources and plans Teachers share new resources or lesson plans they've created. We are honest about the relative success of these new things! Teachers are encouraged to ask probing questions of each other to measure impact.
  11. 11. Before session 3... Teachers set up peer observations and use the agreed criteria from the first session. Wow! This class is awesome!
  12. 12. Session 3: Teachers reflect on their colleague's feedback What were you trying to achieve? What do you think made a positive difference? How are you measuring success? What could you have done differently?
  13. 13. Session 4: Formal presentation What was the aim of your action research? What are your key findings? How has your action research shaped your practice to enable better outcomes for students?
  14. 14. So in the words of that wise rapper Vanilla Ice… DLight@ephs.ealing.sch.uk One half of @TeacherTweaks

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