"The Secret of Effective Feedback"

“The Secret of Effective Feedback”

In a recent article about effective feedback, Dylan Wiliam asserts that “The only important thing about feedback is what students do with it”. He discusses a central problem with feedback is that the teacher often does the “intellectual heavy lifting”….

"In Defense of Educators"

“In Defense of Educators”

E.D. Hirsch Jr challenges the concept of “teacher quality” in an article in the Winter 2016-17 edition of American Educator. He argues that teacher effectiveness is contextual and that teachers can become “highly effective” in a coherent school. Hirsch sees…

Thinking Hats

Thinking Hats

This week I’ve begun introducing de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats into my teaching. It’s something I’ve not attempted before. I’ve been quite wary about them since my initial teacher training in which they were introduced as a means of grouping…