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Leader of a school-led, mixed CofE & community charitable trust. NLE. EdD Student. Teacher. FCCT. Interested in teaching, learning, leadership, lesson study.
Feb 14 13 tweets 4 min read
1. Thread on final article in #LessonStudy based Teacher Education by Jongsung Kim. Lesson Study as democratic teacher professional development. Great start quoting @HargreavesBC (2000 p165): 2. ‘Professional development is usually most effective when it is not delivered by extraneous experts in off-site locations but when it is embedded in the life and work of the school..’ then Dewey (1996 p31) on democracy…
Aug 7, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
Thread: @KarenSeashore, Moosung Lee (2019) Mapping a strong school culture and linking it to sustainable school improvement. Teacher and Teacher Education 81 pp84-96 Paper explores features of strong school culture linked to school improvement. Increased evidence in lit. suggests leaders have key facilitating role in connecting school culture/improvement, linked to leaders’ capacities to lead/facilitate change. RQ1: What key elements of strong school culture in conjunction with school improvement in existing studies?
Aug 6, 2021 19 tweets 3 min read
Thread: @KarenSeashore, Murphy, J. (2017) Trust, Caring & Organisational Learning: the leader’s role. Journal of Educational Administration 55(1)pp103-126. Paper investigates impact principals (P) have on organisational learning (OL). Qs: Is P’s trust in teachers’ professional capacities related to: knowledge sharing/OL? and/or teachers’ reports of being in a caring school? Is Principal caring related to knowledge sharing/OL among teachers? Is Principal trust important in schools with high deprivation?
Aug 5, 2021 21 tweets 4 min read
Thread: Prof @karenseashore, Prof. Moosung Lee (2016) Teachers’ Capacity for Organisational Learning (OL): the effects of school culture & context. School Effectiveness and School Improvement 27(4) p 535-556 Paper explores connection between school culture & capacity for OL; teachers’ capacity to find/apply new knowledge influences how aspects of school culture link to positive student outcomes/OL.
Jun 2, 2019 10 tweets 3 min read
1.Thanks @Counsell_C #CurriculumEd2019 for hanging on! Inspirational keynote. Contextualised knowledge beats free-floating skills. Challenging concepts eminently teachable when we see curriculum as preparation. Difficulty is relative to familiarity & familiarity can be crafted. 2.Curriculum is deliberately crafted readiness. Introduce children to as much of it as possible as coherently as possible through repeated specific examples. Resonance & connection create surprising familiarity between the new & strange.
Apr 16, 2019 20 tweets 4 min read
A thread of key points from new book Shattering Inequities by Robin Avelar la Salle & Ruth S Johnson of @OrendaEd A must-read for anyone interested in #equity & #disadvantage in #education E 1. Moral imperative. Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets. Every child deserves premium education that currently only some experience. Every educator has moral obligation to help most vulnerable students receive the best education available anywhere.
Apr 8, 2019 18 tweets 5 min read
Thread on Team Learning -Chapter 9 Fifth Discipline by @petersenge 1. Aligned teams waste less energy, have commonality of purpose & shared vision & understand how to complement each other’s efforts. Shared vision -> extension of personal vision. Alignment = necessary condition. 2. Like when an ensemble plays as one - see @koyoband playing Tetrachromat Pt 1 @RAKstudios ☺️