What do teachers need to know?

What do teachers need to know?

A guest post for TDT by Pete Foster (@CurricTeamLead), Assistant Headteacher at Bridgwater College Academy, based on his series of blogs. If you could improve one aspect of your knowledge as a teacher, what would it be?  I’m guessing, given current...

Is there evidence for CPD?

David Weston is Chief Executive of the Teacher Development and Chair of the Department for Education (England)’s CPD Expert Group. In a notable recent systematic review Filges et al. summarise their findings as “little evidence of the effectiveness of continuing...
Is Twitter your best form of CPD?

Is Twitter your best form of CPD?

Dr Gary Jones, blogger, author and consultant shares his thoughts on the recent research on systematic review of formally-organized and informally-developed professional learning groups. Gary’s new book Evidence-Based School Leadership and Management: A practical...
Helping expertise flow between classrooms

Helping expertise flow between classrooms

Teachers can learn a lot from their colleagues. Research in Florida and North Carolina has shown that when a highly effective teacher gets a job at a new school, their new colleagues tend to improve as a result. Indeed, about one fifth of teachers’ expertise (measured...