10,000 Hours to Mastery

The Sutton Trust have created a Teacher Toolkit. It is a guide to the most effective and the most cost-effective teacher interventions that teachers can use to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms. Each possible intervention is graded, and the most startling thing to emerge from the Toolkit is that two interventions stand head and shoulders above the rest - giving the pupils great feedback on their work and teaching them metacognition - or how to learn.

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Rob Salter
Loving the little b****rs!

Sue Cowley’s influential book, ‘Getting The B*****s to Behave’ was a hit in teaching circles a number of years ago. When I began writing about discipline and coaching teachers on discipline issues, I delved into sports psychology for inspiration and discovered the concept of ‘cultural architects’.

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Philip Collett
Teacher and pupil wellbeing are linked and no-one has noticed.

We have a tendency to separate out issues in society and examine them independently when often, after a little scrutiny, we find that they are intimately connected. 

The Education Support Partnership published their Teacher Wellbeing Index in 2018, highlighting that 76% of education professionals experienced behavioural, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work last year, compared to 60% of UK employees.

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Philip Collett