Tag Archives: reflection

My Leaving Words for the Class of 2016…

Every year I have begun writing something new for our year 6 Leaver’s Service.  What I write usually has a theme that runs through it which has been prevalent throughout the year during our collective worship sessions.  Key this year has … Continue reading

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Mistakes…are you learning from them?

“I’ve missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I’ve lost almost three hundred games.  Twenty-six time I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. … Continue reading

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We need to keep looking into this feedback thing…

Continuing on reflections of Chapter 7 of Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers, I think I have finally begun finding further evidence for the use of verbal feedback in lessons.  He goes on to talk about how teachers consider feedback to be … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Chapter 7 of Hattie’s Visible Learning

“…This places feedback in the top ten influences on achievement, although there is considerable variability- but how to account for the variability? My argument is that feedBack works at four levels and addresses three questions” (Hattie, p. 130, Visible Learning … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that matter…..

We are supposed to start the New Year the way we intend to go on, right? I didn’t go on a run today….I have actually been in my pyjamas all day with my kids (yes, I did admit to that-at … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Moving Forwards….

As we approach the 31st of December, it seems the perfect time to reflect over the previous year.  Other blogs have been popping up with summaries of extraordinarily busy years – I know my year has been busy but it … Continue reading

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Make 2016 the year you get the ‘balance’ right….

So, I have been asked by a few people to provide a further update to the ‘worklife balance’ issue.  As many of you will now know, when I started my first headship (the one I’m currently in) just over two … Continue reading

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