Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Learning Through MOOCs - Staff Meeting

Please follow this link:

Register and find the course for:

Teaching computing: part 1

... then spend time completing the course!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Online Stopwatches

Hello All

I found this webpage this evening which is a lot of fun!

We all need those countdown moments in the classroom and some of these made me laugh! Follow the links - set the time and see how the countdown works!

One of the tabs at the top of the Leading Learning Blog will take you to the same page!

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Blogs

Hello All

Please note that your new blogs fro next year are set up for you. You can find them at the side of this blog. By all means begin to populate them with all your information for next year. They have been top-quality this year so make sure you maintain the high standards!

I won't remove the links on the school website to the current blogs until the holidays have begun - so the only place you can access them is from the Leading Learning Blog.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Time For A SWOT

At the side of our Leading Learning Blog are our links to our SWOT analyses for our Learning Areas. (In the sidebar titled: Learning Areas Development)

Please follow the links and add your thoughts. Try to be as constructive as you can (it's never nice feeling like you're being got at!) but the aim is to improve our work. Remember - all you have to do is to click within the virtual sticky notes and add your thoughts - you don't need to add any new 'stickies' to the pages.

I have collated any previous comments at the bottom of each learning area's page so you can remind yourself of what has been said before.

Remember how the matrix works? Well, the image above will help.

When complete - look at the analysis for your area and begin to feed it into your development plan for the coming year. For those of you just starting your role in this area - by all means come and speak to me after the analysis has been done and we'll go from there.

Please remember just how important this work is and also how this work contributes to your appraisal at the end of the year. Effective leadership of these areas continues to be very important indeed.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Top Ten Teaching Tips

Click here to look again at the presentation from Wednesday's staff meeting.

Please take some time (if you haven't already) to reflect on your practice. Also - consider the extra ideas at the end.

Generating Class Profiles Using Classroom Monitor

Please click this link to access the video I spoke about regarding Classroom Monitor and looking at class profiles.

The Flipped Classroom

As promised - the info-graphic about Flipped Classrooms.

To what extent could this be an effective model for some of the learning at school?

Flipped Classroom
Created by Knewton and Column Five Media