I am leading a workshop at school this week on developing outstanding learning, so I thought I would pose the question on Twitter, to get some inspiration. The response was great and varied – so I thought I would share what people had to say on the matter here! A great illustration of what a powerful CPD tool Twitter can be.
Make it outstanding by……
- making it stand out!!!
- creating memorable learning experiences!
- ensuring comment only feedback is present, showing dialogue between pupil and teacher, discussing improvement+progression
- showing a passion for learning!
- avoiding 73 mini plenaries and assessing the children every 20 seconds!
- recognising that your quiet students often have the best ideas
- creating challenging situations that allow students to have a possibility not certainty of success.
- keep asking “but why”
- noticing each child and know something special about each one
- using your marking to celebrate success and start an individual dialogue with your students
- allowing them to catch you out. Make them teach you.
- visualising what each child before you could be achieving 20yrs from now
- putting the students in ‘the pit’, allow struggle and consequent creative thinking, occasionally chuck in a rope…
- asking students to explain to the observer what’s happening in the lesson and why
- by giving the learning a real purpose and sprinkling it with an element of awe and wonder!
- … Having fun!
Many thanks to the following tweachers for their contribution – @fannieann @Emilyhill77 @MarkJWarner1 @jim_coupeSA @MikeTweetham @WorthingWeb @villamaid82 @Takethemoutcouk @PEAndy1 @thought_weavers @iianconley @TheBenHorbury
Shaun Allison @shaun_allison