Collected below are a set of research papers and publications related to learning and teaching which over recent years have proved useful to me.
Whole School event on Developing Growth Mindset
I worked with a large school on developing a Growth Mindset at three levels: school, staff and students. The outcomes for the day included an action plan agreed by the staff for taking developments forward. Working in twelve groups of eight staff we generated outcomes on sheets of A2 for each level which were laid out on the floor and collated. Here is the research I collated beforehand, the main resource and a selection of the slides.
Head Teacher Conference
This was a relaxed event with the leadership teams of a local cluster. Head Teachers July 2015
World Class Education
Slides from a series of regional seminars in England during 2014 and 2015 I talk about defining World Class, then testing for it, benchmarking against leading thinking around learning, teaching, teacher development and technology. World Class Learning Regional Tour
Teachers as Trainers
This is a one year development programme for teaching staff who have a training and development role in their school. The two resources are the outline programme giving details of each Module and the Presenter-Developer Competency Framework which is used to structure and deliver the programme. Here is the programme Teachers as Trainers Programme and here are the Competencies Competencies – web version
Association of Medical Educators Europe
This was a one-off presentation of 45 minutes in Prague. It took place in a building which dated back to the Communist years. As I waited behind the curtain to walk on I wondered how many Cold War leaders had stood in the same place nervous before going out to speak to the masses. It was the largest auditorium I had ever been in. The audience the biggest I’d ever spoken to, about 3,000. For the first time I noticed that whenever I put up a slide with an academic reference attached about 200 IPads would go up and pictures would be taken. It was an odd event. The slides are attached. AMEE 2013 (NXPowerLite)
Overcoming the Shock of the New
The public launch of the Learning Landscape model. A talk in a conference about life after levels – not that I know or knew a great deal about levels. Osiris Manchester
Experts and Novices
Experts and Novices from 2013. A talk given to the March 2013 Conference on the nature of Expertise. There is a substantial and fascinating body of work which rewards the background reading. Worth looking at Gary Klein’s books on Decision making. Here are my slides from the keynote Expert and Novices Berkhampstead 2013
In 2011 having spent the previous year visiting fifteen highly ‘successful’ secondary schools and five other ‘outliers’ I wrote my book on school culture and managing change. It was of real value to me to go to these schools and meet the leadership, staff and pupils. It left me with a clear idea of what was needed to create and sustain success. Each school was very good at the time on staying focused on Core Purpose. Below is an excerpt from the first Chapter on Core Purpose
In 2010 I co-wrote a book about happiness and well-being for schools. My colleagues – Sir John Jones, Joanna Reid – and I took the theory shaping positive psychology and asked what it might mean for a school. A school is a large(ish) social network. Social networks are important for our happiness and well-being. Below is an excerpt providing startling information about your networks.
In 2003 I wrote a book which attempted to address some of the common misconceptions about the brain and learning. It was, and is, the book of which I’m most proud. It took a long time to research and write. In some ways it was ahead of its time and it has value today 13 years later. Here are the 16 fallacies which I wrote about in the first Chapter
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We produce high quality DVD for schools to use for staff development. We have separate Primary and Secondary School DVDs and we provide free downloadable samples on our YouTube site. To view the samples from Primary Perspectives click on the YouTube link at the top of this page.
We chose four Primary schools to film which were on the up! Schools which were on a rapid course to improvement and were happy to share their experience of the successes and failures. One of the Head Teachers we interviewed took his school from Special Measures to Outstanding in less than 18 months. Read his story here
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