When Less is More: Learning from professional development opportunities

  Past posts in this series have discussed ‘Teaching for Mastery’ and the Shanghai-England primary exchange.  In this new post Catherine Gripton reflects upon what she learned from observing a Chinese teacher’s lesson and considers these in the light of teacher professional development. Learning from lessons The Mathematics Teacher Exchange, involving teachers from England and …

Subject knowledge for primary teachers: the power of community?

In this post Rupert Knight considers how colleagues in primary schools can develop subject knowledge collaboratively. The challenge of subject knowledge Like it or not, we’re working in an educational era where individual subjects are prioritised. The messages are there in documents like the 2016 White Paper and in the very structure of the curriculum.  …