It is CPD Week this week - Continuous Professional Development.
Today we had to reflect on our recent observations.
My first didn't go too well.
My second ticked all the boxes.
My verdict: my first lesson was by far the best.
The second was next to useless for my students but thanks to the bells and whistles I got a borderline "Outstanding"
As a parent, I would have preferred my children were in the first lesson rather than the second.
Now I would like to share a story about a teacher I know
who is highly rated by his students who on average gain a grade A or B at A-level.
He was observed.
He got a "3" which means "Needing Improvement."
When he asked why he was told there were large parts of the lesson in which the students were doing nothing.
His response: "They weren't doing nothing, they were thinking."
His observer said: "But I can't measure thinking."
As my dear dad used to say: "They know the price of everything and the value of nothing."
Today I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Dress - Miss Selfridge
Top and Jacket: Matalan