Supplementary Resources

Professional Learning

How teachers learn to develop their professional skills. What research tells us works best.

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PinPoint Summaries

Coaching with Unseen Observations

Unseen observations are a no-cost, low-time approach to professional development that promote deep learning through conversation with insights. Definitely work a try.

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PinPoint Summaries

Expert Knowledge

Capturing knowledge on expert teaching is problematic. Some say it's impossible while others are content with lists of competencies. What do we know about the nature of expert knowledge and how can it be shared?

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PinPoint Summaries

Improving Education

The 2007 McKinsey report on global education highlighted the central place of teachers in raising standards. And that training teachers is therefore the most important challenge ahead for all education systems. But then found that traditional CPD activities didn't have the precision needed for teachers to be able to transfer successfully their learning of new methods back into their classrooms. This PinPoint shows how the addition of HOW2s optimises all CPD activities by providing the missing precision of how superior teaching techniques operate.

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PinPoint Summaries

Nonviolent Communication

Marshall Rosenberg's model for effective communication relationship-building has been adopted in hospitals, businesses, therapy and even in conflict-resolution in such places as Palestine and Rwanda. Remarkably simple and adaptable, this language system is worthy of close scrutiny.

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PinPoint Summaries

Professional Learning

A summary of the main findings about what works best for teacher learning from the leading researcher, Helen Timperley. Discover what to add to your practice, what to extend and what to now omit. The findings challenge some cherished and established notions of best practice.

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PinPoint Summaries

Video

Video has been a powerful tool for teacher self-awareness and professional improvement. But research has highlighted some of its limitations, such as the cognitive overload of the viewer. This PinPoint explains the way in which HOW2s can rapidly change the perception of the viewer so much more is learned from the experience.

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Posters

How do teachers find out about how students learn

An infographic poster of the results of a Twitter questionnaire, created in collaboration between Dr Yana Weinstein and Oliver Caviglioli

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Analyse the Game

The skills needed to win the game are not always obvious. Without specific techniques to provide direction, we fall back on vague platitudes. HOW2s address this with precision.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Call Your Shots

When modelling… alert observers to what you’re trying to demonstrate. Help them watch strategically and with intention. HOW2s help observers see more deeply and accurately.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Describe the Solution

Make sure guidance is specific, actionable, and tells people what to do. Abbreviate frequently-given solutions to make them easier to apply. HOW2s are concrete, concise and proven solutions.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Leverage Peer to Peer Accountability

When people on teams make mutual commitments to each other, investment and follow through are more likely to occur. HOW2s: practical content for social learning and peer interactions.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Shorten the Feedback Loop

With feedback, it turns out, speed is critically important — maybe the single most important factor in determining its success. HOW2s show teachers how to improve immediately.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Walk this Way

Many people resist imitating others, thinking it’s cheating or uncreative. But sometimes this is the best way to learn. Make ‘copying’ a good word. HOW2s are blueprints to success — follow the steps.

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Posters

Nine Mile Ride Performance Management with HOW2s

See how Ali Brown, headteacher, integrates the HOW2s into her school's performance management system.

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Posters

Hackney Community College Ofsted Success

How Hackney Community College used the HOW2s as part of its spectacular rise from grade 3 Ofsted inspection to a grade 2 under the new, more rigorous, handbook

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Posters

Lesson Study with HOW2s

St Lukes, an Education Endowment Foundation Octopus Literacy project school, near Darlington, incorporate the HOW2s into their Lesson Study practices. Oliver Caviglioli traveled up to napkin sketch, with three of their teachers, exactly how they did this. Navigate yourself around this fascinating and precise process.

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Posters

Walter Evans Performance Management Cycle

Discover how Walter Evans primary school integrates the HOW2s with peer coaching, the Edison Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching within their performance management cycle.

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PowerPoints

The Visual Advantage

Learning significantly improves with the addition of visuals. But not any old visual. Clip art, for instance, depresses learning. Discover which type of visual has the biggest impact on understanding and why video can overload the viewers' short-term memory.

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ViewPoint Documents

Ofsted: Behind the Framework

An analysis of 113 FE inspection reports, identifying a gap between the somewhat vague Framework descriptions of outstanding practice, and the comments of outstanding practice taken from inspection reports. This reveals that inspectors are looking for more specific methods than the Framework suggests. Each of these identified outstanding approaches can be learned, step-by-step with linked HOW2s.

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ViewPoint Documents

Coaching with HOW2s

Coaching has not proved to be the panacea for rapid teacher improvement. Expensive, time-consuming and distracted by its life-coaching origins, coaching significantly gains in focus and impact when the expertise of the HOW2s are added to the mix.

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ViewPoint Documents

Instructional Rounds with HOW2s

Instructional Rounds centres around observing teaching, not teachers. It brings a new level of rigour to observations from its medical origins. HOW2s assist in providing teachers with choices for their theories of action: the plans to address the learning needs of their students.

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ViewPoint Documents

Professional Standards

Teachers’ professional standards are a collection of what we would all like to see in our teachers. However, they lack the missing how. This document provides this essential ingredient with multiple ideas of how to use the HOW2s to raise the quality of teaching standards.

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ViewPoint Documents

Simple Solutions That Work

A progress booklet of the Education Endowment Foundation Octopus primary school literacy project. It features six primary schools' use of the HOW2s to enrich their school systems and accelerate their development plans.