Tips for Leaders: 7. Community Engagement

Tips for Leaders: 7. Community Engagement

‘Not so many years ago, most teachers would live in the community that their school served and would have a direct interest in engaging with that community and building strong relationships. This is rarely the case today, so schools have to work harder to create...
Tips for Teachers: 22. Work Scrutiny and Book-Looks

Tips for Teachers: 22. Work Scrutiny and Book-Looks

‘The ‘book look’ concept is now firmly established as part of the educational landscape. In many ways this is a positive development because it takes some pressure away from the problematic process of lesson observations. Looking at students’ work in all its forms is...
Tips for Teachers: 21. Reducing Cognitive Overload

Tips for Teachers: 21. Reducing Cognitive Overload

Cognitive architecture has implications. We need to consider the cognitive load involved in what we teach and be aware of the limited nature of working memory. “Cognitive load” relates to the amount of information that working memory can hold at one time....