How to best use video CPD

How to best use video CPD

Christophe Mullings is Head of Education at IRIS Connect. He has nine years teaching experience and completed a Masters degree on effective professional learning. The ways in which schools are using video technology to support teachers’ professional learning are...
What’s going wrong? Surprising findings of CPD study

What’s going wrong? Surprising findings of CPD study

What’s going wrong? Focusing on Mathematical Knowledge: The Impact of Content-Intensive Teacher Professional Development  In September, a rather surprising study was released by the US Institute of Education Sciences. ‘Focusing on teachers’ mathematical knowledge: The...
Why should schools be engaging parents?

Why should schools be engaging parents?

A few years ago, I was talking to a boy in year 7. He was already in a programme to prevent him from being excluded, and he was telling me that he was trying hard to behave well. I asked if his teachers were pleased with his progress. His answer summed up my area of...
Is reading a virus?

Is reading a virus?

Dr Jessie Ricketts (@ricketts_lara) In 1998, Uta Frith argued that reading, a cultural invention, is a ‘virus’ that ‘infects speech processing’. So how does learning to read impact on oral vocabulary learning? Infants begin by learning spoken labels (phonological...