DESC’s English Dept are making a commitment this academic year to developing our professional learning, reading and research skills even further!

Ideas for developing teaching practice are shared  by all members of staff , via shared folders, email, “Flamingo Thursday” and our Tuesday Tweak of the Week! Our favourite blog post is emailed to the Dept every Tuesday afternoon, this is a fantastic opportunity to share and learn from some of the excellent work that is happening in other schools.

TTOTW Archive:

Summer Term 2015:

Tuesday 5th May

40 different ways to revise (via Amjad Ali)

Tuesday 28th April

Why Twitter could hold the secret to better CPD (via @TES)

Tuesday 21st April

The power of teacher expectations (via Alex Quigley)

Tuesday 14th April

Teacher wellbeing (via @TeacherToolkit)  

Spring Term 2015:

Tuesday 10th March

Becoming a happier teacher (via Andy Tharby)

Tuesday 3rd March

The Ten commandments of high quality marking (via Caroline Spalding)

Tuesday 24th February

Assessment after levels: Don’t reinvent the wheel (via Rachael Edgar)

Tuesday 10th February

I know therefore I can…(via @tombennett71)

How to plan a knowledge unit in English (via @joe_Kirby)

Tuesday 3rd February

South Korea’s teachers make millions and flirt with fame (via @TeacherToolkit)

Tuesday 27th January

My 7 rules for leading when it is hard (via @RosMcM)

Tuesday 20th January

Agility School Teaching and Learning Toolkit (via Amjad Ali)

Tuesday 13th January

GCSE revision that REVIVES (via Caroline Spalding)

Tuesday 6th January

How SEX can help our teaching (via Joe Kirby)

Autumn Term 2014-2015: 

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Contemporary ideas all my staff should know about (via Tom Sherrington)

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

English teaching and the problem with knowledge (via Andy Tharby)

Tuesday 24th November 2014

Pedagogy postcards (via Tom Sherrington)

Tuesday 18th November 2014

A3 summary of Sutton report (via @MrOCallaghanEdu)


Tuesday 4th November 2014

Sutton report- What makes great teaching? (via Robert Coe)

Summary of Sutton report coverage (via @MrOCallaghanEdu)

Tuesday 21st October 2014

tlt14- Feedback matters (via Shaun Allison)

Tuesday 14th October 2014

Techie Tweak of the week-Explain Everything (via Liz Paushter)

Tuesday 7th October 2014

Of Mice and Men – 5 ideas to help make the final two years of teaching this text the best (via Caroline Spalding)

Tuesday 30th September 2014

We’re doing English now (via Caroline Spalding)

Tuesday 23rd September

Disciplined discussion-it’s as easy as ABC (via Alex Quigley)

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