Disciplined enquiry, or how to get better at getting better

How do you know what to do to improve your teaching? And if you can identify what you need to do get better, how do you know whether what you are doing to try and improve is actually making a difference where it really matters: in developing your students’ learning? I think there are probablyContinue reading “Disciplined enquiry, or how to get better at getting better”

ResearchED Brighton: inside out not bottom up

I have been to several ResearchEd events, but I have to say that I thought yesterday’s conference in Brighton was the best one, at least in terms of the amount and quality of ideas I took away with me. The high standard of the speakers certainly helped, as did the deliberate decision to make theContinue reading “ResearchED Brighton: inside out not bottom up”

CPD and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

‘Time is the school in which we learn, / Time is the fire in which we burn.’ Delmore Schwartz CPD and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Thermodynamics is the study of heat and energy. Its laws describe how energy moves around within a system. The first law describes how energy can never be created or destroyed,Continue reading “CPD and the Second Law of Thermodynamics”