Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Teachers at ASHS keep relevant by engaging with research.

As a profession we have to stay at the top of our game. If you are a teacher reading this and you are teaching in the same way that you did ten years ago, five years ago, two years ago, then you are missing out on huge and wonderful opportunities to learn and grow and improve your practice. You run the risk of becoming irrelevant. If you are a leader then it is even more important for you to stay relevant so that you can genuinely lead pedagogy in your schools.

At the end of last year teachers at ASHS were put into eleven groups and were asked to share read a current research book. There were eleven different titles.

Here is the list of books.
  • Hanging In – Strategies for teaching the students who challenge us most – Jeffrey Benson
  • Simply Better – Doing what matters most – Bryan Goodwin
  • New Kinds of Smart – Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton
  • Results Now – Mike Schmoker
  • Building Learning Power – Guy Claxton
  • Mindset – Carol Dweck
  • The Element – Ken Robinson
  • Visible Learning for Teachers – John Hattie
  • Leadership Mindsets – Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past – Linda Kaser and Judy Halbet
  • Student Centred Leadership Viviane Robinson
  • Trivium 21C – Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past – Martin Robinson
 And here is the great work which was part of the presentations that our teachers completed. As you can see, most groups were able to be in contact with the authors and in some cases the authors have become guides for us in our continuing progress.

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