When it comes to education, it seems that everyone has their own idea about which methods work best in the classroom. Should they be put into mixed groups or streamed by ability? Should we block-schedule lessons? A new website called the Toolkit can help us find the answers to those questions based on evidence, rather than opinion.
Making the effort to be environmentally-friendly is a key responsibility for schools everywhere. Education and electronics supplier Rapid have put together an infographic that allows students and teachers to put together their own solar power generator, also giving the best advice on how to best use it.
How can a class go about creating a solar-powered generator? Here’s a handy how-to guide on the matter, along with what you can use it for.
Which of the following is more likely to improve the quality of teaching and learning in your school:
a) Observing a whole lesson or part of a lesson, feeding back with a judgement on the quality of teaching and learning. ‘Outstanding’, ‘good’ or ‘requires improvement’.
b) Observing a lesson or part of a lesson as part of a professional development cycle with built in feedback (and no-grades).