Teaching to the test can be good or bad: good if it means teaching a focused and aligned curriculum; bad if it reduces instruction to the memorisation of test items. (Baker 2004)
“The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading” David Bailey
Twitter has been in a sharing mood of late and as I’ve taken, thought it would be a nice idea to give a little something back. Hence I am sharing the knowledge organisers I have made for our English Department in preparation for next academic year.
Yesterday I watched this TED talk by Bob Davids who was talking about management/leadership and who inspired him as a leader. He spoke of Robert Townsend Continue reading “What can school leaders learn from Robert Townsend?”
“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs
TWO days to go till I present on the topic of ‘Assessment after levels’ at ‘SPARK presents Dubai Lead Meet’, the first SLT focused Teach Meet in the Middle East, made even more exciting as Continue reading “Assessment after levels: Don’t reinvent the wheel, just steal the hubcaps!”
As the year draws to a close, thought I would share some of my favourite edu blogposts of 2014! #14for2014 Continue reading “14 Blogposts for 2014! #14for2014”
The books have arrived….(finally!), delighted to have DESC’s staff book club up and running! We currently have 3 book groups that will run parallel to each other. The chosen books for our first Continue reading “DESC #BookBuddies Meeting One- Make it stick!”