Are we wasting time on lesson plenaries? | missdcox

I’ll be honest. Most of my lessons end with ‘that’s all we’ve got time for, pack away’. But a call for plenaries that show progress on a teacher forum got me thinking. Are we wasting time on lesson plenaries? In the days of lesson observation and the demand for teachers to show ‘progress’ every 20 … More Are we wasting time on lesson plenaries? | missdcox

Terra Australis: researchED Melbourne 2017 | Tom Bennett

Terra Australis Australia is an extraordinary place to come, especially if you’re British. The mixture of instant familiarity (driving on the left as all civilised peoples do, fried breakfasts, Cockney phonics buried inside carefree New World idiom) and the novel (dim sum next to baked beans, a menagerie of animals apparently constructed by God for … More Terra Australis: researchED Melbourne 2017 | Tom Bennett

Good classroom management isn’t violence- A behaviour panel at the Wellington Festival of Education | Tom Bennett

I took part in a fascinating panel for the Wellington Festival of Education last week. Myself, Laura McInerney, Maria Arpa and Katherine Birbalsingh were quizzed about behaviour in schools (watch it here). Within about two minutes lines were drawn and it was game on.  Of course any attempt to reduce anything as complex as human … More Good classroom management isn’t violence- A behaviour panel at the Wellington Festival of Education | Tom Bennett