I always return to work after the Easter holidays a little more refreshed than after any other holiday.
In the last of our blogs on embedding English, we will look at a classroom activity for developing learners’ reading skills and some ways to incorporate differentiation.
In the second of the blogs, we’ll be looking at how teachers can use learners’ errors to develop their accuracy with language through a classroom activity.
As part of ATL's Union Learning Fund project, ATL Midlands have organized their first English and maths week. This is the first of three blogs we'll feature this week from Joanne Miles about embedding English.
If I didn’t realise it before, I now know how passionate teachers are about the subject of continuous professional development.
CPD isn’t a luxury add-on to the work of teaching, it is an absolutely central element of being a professional.
CPD for teachers is a necessity. When CPD works well, it is genuinely useful and can make a huge difference not just to the practice of an individual teacher, but to a whole staff body.
Michael Barber recently opined that teachers are ‘semi-professional’. He argued that the profession remains heavily unionised (obviously a bad thing when it comes to Barber’s view of professionalism). Yet consider this fact. ATL has provided CPD to over 24,000 members in the last eight years (as pictured above) – making the union one of the largest CPD providers in the country.