If you haven’t read this fascinating paper by @mikehobbiss @DrSamSims and @profbeckyallen, then stop wasting your time here and go and read that instead. This is just an anecdote about forgetting my lunch. When I was nineteen, I lived and worked at Benmore Outdoor Education Centre. Back then it was a straightforward local authority outdoor […]Read More Habit formation limits lunch
My son is a keen but fairly mediocre member of an U9 football team. However, he has great hand-eye co-ordination (potentially an excellent cricketer) and has posted 38s for 50m freestyle (he’s been swimming from very young, is big and strong, and seems to have a remarkable ability to listen and respond to coaching when […]Read More Deliberate Practice
Buffy took seven complete series before the First Evil was finally defeated when Spike’s amulet channeled the power of the Sun into the Hellmouth and Sunnydale High School collapsed into a hole that makes the VW swallowing Buckinghamshire effort seem pretty tame. It’s looking as though it might take more like a mere seven months […]Read More What does lesson observation research actually say?
An observer enters your classroom. Is this person your HoD, the assistant head with responsibility for T&L, an Ofsted inspector, or a demon who has occupied a corpse and is coming to suck your blood? A fair number of commentators have recently suggested the latter and have been sharpening words, and presumably a variety of […]Read More Graded Lesson Observations: Defibrillation or a Stake through the Heart?