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 :)


teaching and learning

FIVE ways to break the ice with your new class!


This game can be played with or without dice, students land on a square and then have to Continue reading “FIVE ways to break the ice with your new class!”

SRS hosts #SPARKuae Saturday October 26th 2013!

SRS Teaching and Learning Hubs 2013-2014

In this post I outline plans for all our staff to engage in some action based research next year as part of our Teaching and Learning Hubs. Dylan Wiliam has long advocated Teaching and Learning communities and Teacher led CPD as a more effective way of furthering staff Continue reading “SRS Teaching and Learning Hubs 2013-2014”

Part 2 (of 2) Great Learning: What are the ‘important things’ that make learning ‘GREAT’?

Part 1(of 2) Great Learning: 3 qualities that separate the best from the rest..

Why Teach Meets ROCK!

Teach Meet CV Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet

What Mr Ofsted taught me….

Tweak of the week 28th May 2013

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

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