About us – Who is Academica Mentoring
Who is Academica Mentoring
What are Teacher Standards and why are they important.
Key aspects of teacher standards / appraisals / performance management
About the course and teacher training programme.
Effective Behaviour Management in the Classroom
- What is behaviour Management?
- What are the different reasons students misbehave?
- How to overcome misbehaviour from a whole school approach?
- How to overcome barriers to Teaching and learning?
Planning and implementation
What is differentiation in the classroom.
How to differentiate using our 4 step effective strategy
Problems and recommendations
Planning for an Outstanding lesson – meeting the new criteria and delivering progress in learning
The 6 steps
The perfect lesson plan
From Good to outstanding
Key aspects of an outstanding lesson
What do inspectors look for / observations look like?
Simple methods to improve your teaching
What is a PDP?
What are the key features of a PDP
Teacher portfolio and evidence collation
Key language and Teacher folder
Q & A
Coaching and Mentoring sessions
Some key areas covered… Sample notes
National Teacher Standards
Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils.
Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils…
From Good to Outstanding
When it comes to planning for and delivering outstanding lessons we all try our hardest to keep up with the latest ‘buzz’ ideas in order to please the powers that be, whoever they may be. As a frustrated teacher I found that sometimes, to use an analogy, I was a performing monkey in the classroom aiming to please all. I have decided to put a few ideas on the page that might help other teachers in my position. My aim is to strip back and offer some simple advice on what I feel works well in the classroom…
Seating Layouts and plans
One of the quickest and most useful things that a teacher can do to change the mood and communication style of a class is to change the seating arrangements…
Bloom’s Taxonomy – As Applied to Academic Standards
Bloom’s Taxonomy is simply a hierarchical framework designed by Benjamin Bloom that instructors and trainers can use to analyze and develop questions and activities that encourage different types of thinking. They may be used as guidelines for developing assessments that measure multiple levels of thinking. The goal is to include questions of differing levels in each lesson and to help students improve their critical thinking skills at the top levels of the hierarchy. Using the taxonomy can assist teachers in evaluating whether they are assigning tasks and assessing student performance at all levels.
The six levels beginning with the lowest level of thinking are as follows:
Differentiation for lesson plans:
What you do in the lesson
What you can write on the lesson plan
Using mixed ability groups…
The quality of teaching – The use of assessment to support learning
Inspectors should evaluate:
- How well teaching promotes learning, progress and enjoyment for all pupils
- How well assessment is used to meet the needs of all pupils…
Top Tips…. for providing effective feedback after observations
- Begin by asking ‘What did you think of the learning in that lesson?’ rather than asking ‘How do you think the lesson went?’ This will help focus you both and be a good launch pad for the discussion of learning and progress made in the lesson…