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March 2018

  • Why You Should Encourage Your Teachers to Tweet

    Published 26/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    While there is no reliable way to measure the number of teachers using twitter, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that this platform is fast becoming an essential resource for teachers of all phases and sectors around the world.  A quick search of ‘why teachers should tweet’ returns a number of different testimonials from teachers reporting that the use of twitter for professional purposes ‘changed practices’, ‘renewed enthusiasm’ and even ‘improved wellbeing.’  With so many teachers now using twitter regularly to engage in debate and discussion, to share resources and to access the latest news, events and developments from across the educational world, it would be difficult to deny its potential power.  Read our 3 reasons to engage with twitter below…

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  • Leadership Development: Resilience

    Published 21/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    A person is described as resilient when they are able to ‘bounce back’ from problems, challenges and set-backs quickly and effectively.  Being ‘calm in a crisis’ or being ‘everyone’s rock’ is not necessarily the same as being resilient.  The demonstration of resilience requires the presence of difficulty, challenge or upset.  The most resilient people don’t simply bounce back unscathed, but rather they learn more about themselves through failure and often return stronger and more competent.

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  • Leadership Development: Communication

    Published 20/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    Time to sit down and talk can be a scarce commodity in schools. For Middle Leaders especially, who are required day –to-day to balance the demands of their teams, their students and Senior Leaders, time efficient and effective communication is vital to sustain forward momentum and keep their teams motivated and pulling together.  This post looks at three important areas of leadership where the ‘how’ of what you say can be more important, or as important as the ‘what’.

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  • 5 Ways you can (and should) engage with education research!

    Published 20/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    Read this post for 5 simple ways that all classroom teachers and school leaders can become more evidence informed.

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  • Managing Workload: Finding the Balance

    Published 06/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    This week we welcomed back our cohort of NQTs for day three of their NQT Induction training.  One of the key themes of our training is managing workload and maintaining a healthy balance in life between the demands of work and leisure time.  Read more about our advice for sustaining a healthy balance in this blog post.

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