From the Sandpit…

Musings on all things education by an ex-pat teaching in Dubai, passionate about talent development, teaching English, evidence informed practice and collaboration :)


May 2013

Tweak of the week 28th May 2013

Question Wall

Dubai Teaching and Learning Partnership (DTLP)

A message to all UK curriculum schools in Dubai

I wholeheartedly believe that no teacher or school should work in isolation of any other. I am aware that within Dubai there are already fantastic opportunities for staff to share best practice. At The School of Research Science (SRS) we always support and encourage staff involvement in the BSME CPD programme, KHDA’s WWDubai and are very excited by our forthcoming involvement in the SPARK ‘Teach Meet’ events. We also have some very exciting international links with other schools. Continue reading “Dubai Teaching and Learning Partnership (DTLP)”

I am a huge advocate of coaching in schools and believe it to be the best way to bring about genuine and long lasting school improvement. When coaching others and discussing a particular issue I will often ask, what does perfect look like in this situation? We can then discuss solving the problem and work backwards in putting together steps to achieve the desired solution. Continue reading “Leading Teaching and Learning from the Sandpit..”

Tweak of the week 22nd May 2013

PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting)

The following strategy is really useful for revision sessions. I call it ‘Kids on Tour’ and is a way of encouraging active participation and collaboration between students. Continue reading “Kids on Tour”

Tweak of the week May 15th 2013

Reflection Bullseye #poundlandpedagogy

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