12 (or 15!) Rules of Great Teaching


I thought this read was a pretty good summary of what I believe to be effective pedagogy.

Anything missing form the list?  Do you disagree with any of the rules?  There are also some great links to other articles, such as make students curious or strategies to help students to question.

Let me know what you think.


Britain’s Strictest School


Have a read of this article.  There I was thinking my old school was the strictest school in Britain!  What an interesting read do you think:

Of the behaviour guidelines?  Of the learning (style)?  Of the Principal’s comments of other schools?  Of the grape?!

Will this school be successful?  How does the Principal see success?


Sooo….room for improvement!!

OK.  Admittedly, posting twice in a year is probably not the most effective use of  a blog.  And not sharing it with anyone doesn’t help either (to add a bit of positive pressure!).  So right now I am writing to an audience of myself!  That will change – time to use this as I intended – a forum for learning.  Hopefully more than just mine but even that makes it worth the trouble.