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Professional Self-Assessment

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Professional Self-Assessment An Article which sets out why we need to work in pairs or triads when we are developing our professional skills.
 
To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
Henri Poincare

We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced…by the Things which we have observed.
William Whewell

What is self-assessment? What are its strengths and dangers? Why do it? How can it work?

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators, Any Subject

Tags: CPD Coaching

Tips for Professional Self-Assessment

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Tips for Professional Self-Assessment Teaching Tips for self-reflection. Three simple techniques to get you thinking about yourself and your qualities: 25 Wordle; 5 Why Self-Chat; Hi-Lo-LetGo.

Categories: Teaching Tips, Professional Development, Educators, Any Subject

Tags: Self Knowledge Personal Development Reflection
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InfoMe Thinking

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InfoMe Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool directed to professional development and providing a visual technique for representing personal skills and qualities.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Visual Thinking, Professional Development, Educators, PSHE

Tags: Infographic Visual Thinking Interview Preparation
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InfoMe Thinking Powerpoint

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InfoMe Thinking Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in Powerpoint, providing prompts and images for you to create an InfoMe graphic - an engaging visual representation of your skills, qualities, knowledge and aspiration.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Visual Thinking, Professional Development, Educators, PSHE

Tags: Infographic Visual Thinking Interview Preparation
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Using Video for Professional Development

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Using Video for Professional Development An Article that addresses some of the issues around using video for continuing professional development.

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Joyce Brothers

Acting is a form of confession.
Tallulah Bankhead 
 
What is Video CPD? Why do it and what are the rules? 

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators, Media

Tags: Real Time Coaching CPD Video Trust

Tips for Using Video for CPD

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Tips for Using Video for CPD Professional Tips for creating a trusting, effective environment for using video for CPD. Includes suggestions on the whys? and hows? and recommended 'rules of engagement'!

Categories: Teaching Tips, Professional Development, Educators, Media

Tags: Real Time Coaching CPD Video Trust
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Butterfly Words Thinking

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Butterfly Words Thinking A subtle Thinking Skills Tool that explores small changes in your classroom language to get big differences in pupil behaviour and attitude.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Meta Cognition, Professional Development, Any Subject, Educators

Tags: Language Speaking & Listening
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Coaching

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Coaching An Article about educational coaching looking at its definition, guidelines, purpose and strategy.

All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself.
Bill McCartney

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: Coaching CPD

Stress

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Stress An Article looking at teacher stress: what it is, where it comes from and some ideas about working with it. Useful if you are feeling over-stressed and/or are professionally responsible for those who are.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
Hans Selye

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Tags: Stress Personal Development CPD

Learning India

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Learning India A Guest Article by Deputy Headteacher Andy Robson who dedicates his time and skills to the education of children in India.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: India CPD

Professional Learning

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Professional Learning An Article suggesting we need an enhanced approach to CPD - one we've already been offering to our pupils for many years.

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. Confucius

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: CPD Personalised Learning Learning Styles

Well-Being Planner

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Well-Being Planner A simple Resource to support greater personal well-being. Inspired by New Economics Foundation research.

Categories: Other Resources, Professional Development, PSHE, Secondary, Tertiary, Educators

Tags: Happiness Emotional Intelligence Well-Being Mindset
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Supporting Parents

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Supporting Parents An Article offering thoughts, ideas and resources for supporting parents.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, Early Years, Infant, Junior

Tags: Parents Childhood

Reward, Habit and Motivation

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Reward, Habit and Motivation An Article to take your thinking further around habit, reward, motivation in school.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, All Ages, Educators

Tags: Motivation Personal Development Personalised Learning

Having More Time

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Having More Time An Article about time management.

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Tags: Time Management

Assessment for Teaching

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Assessment for Teaching An Article about how pupils can help you to grow your teaching skills.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Any Subject, Educators

Tags: Assessment Pupil Voice Feedback CPD

KEY IDEAS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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KEY IDEAS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT An Article introducing Professional Learning.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: CPD

Challenge

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Challenge A short Article about challenge, success, grit, flow and growth mindset.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators

Tags: Challenge Grit Mindset Flow Success

Inspiring Educators 1: Charlotte Mason

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Inspiring Educators 1: Charlotte Mason An Article describing the life, work and philosophy of 19th C. educational reformer Charlotte Mason. Includes professional development prompts to help you enrich your own practice/curriculum.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators

Tags: Charlotte Mason Home Schooling Brain-Based Learning

What is Coaching?

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What is Coaching? An Article that once and for all might define what coaching could be. Sometimes.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators

Tags: Coaching Mentoring Integrative Coach Mentor

A Coaching Toolkit

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A Coaching Toolkit An Article summarising an approach to building and maintaining your collection of tools and techniques for effective coaching.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators

Tags: Coaching Mentoring Professional Development

Coaching Skills

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Coaching Skills The third of three short Articles that introduce key concepts in coaching.

"Transformed people transform people." Richard Rohr

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Tags: Coaching Skills CPD

The Fear of Video coaching

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The Fear of Video coaching An Article for educators who are thinking about Video Coaching and/or who are terrified by the prospect.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators

Tags: CPD Video Coaching Real Time Coaching

3 Thoughts About New Year Resolutions

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3 Thoughts About New Year Resolutions A short Article offering three ideas for successful goal setting (and fulfillment) at the start of 2017.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Educators

Tags: Motivation Targets Goals Success

Managing People

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Managing People An Article looking briefly at the advantages and challenges of getting people to work collaboratively.

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Categories: Article, Professional Development, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: Learning Skills Emotional Intelligence Collaboration

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