Headteacherchat has been collecting blogs for leaders/teachers.
Hope you find this helpful. This is a work in progress. Please email me for additions or changes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blogs I read this week:
Other leadership blogs to read:
The specific things that leaders do
What remote learning has taught us about: Challenge
Ambition Insitute @Ambition_Inst
TEN THINGS WE LEARNED FROM EARLY CAREER TEACHERS
Ruth Ashbee @Ruth_Ashbee
Booklets, Rosenshine, Teach Like A Champion, and Knowledge-Rich Curriculum
Civics and Self: Powerful Knowledge Curriculum in PSHE and Citizenship
Curriculum is for ever – but not how you think
Literacy, Curriculum and Teaching
Rachel Ball @MrsBallAP
Systems not Goals
40 things I feel guilty about
Alex Beachamp @al_beauchamp
Living and learning inside the story: How storytelling can shape curriculum design
Jennifer Barker @Barker_J
What is School Leadership?
Adrian Bethune @AdrianBethune
Prioritising your wellbeing
Jill Berry @jillberry102
Simon Botten @Southgloshead
How to get your first job
Strategic Laziness: how rested leaders make better leaders.
Losing my religion
Claire Boyd @ClaireBoyd83
How extending playtime can help children after lockdown
Dwain Brandy @leadingequality
Educational Leadership- A personal journey
David Bull @DanielTBull
The Bond of Colleagues
Andy Byers @Framheadteacher
Catch-Up: Please, for once, trust us to support our own students.
Cancelling the noise
Censored Head @CensoredHead
Catch me if you can!
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Chartered College @CharteredColl
Curriculum, pedagogy and learning by Nienke Nieveen
Developing an inclusive curriculum; What can we learn from teachers’ inclusive pedagogy?
Daisy Christodoulou @daisychristo
Gary Lineker is not dead and neither is football – yethttps://blog.nomoremarking.com/from-scaled-scores-to-writing-ages-2e882bb155e0
Paul Cline @PaulCline_psy
Our CPD journey.
Cornerstones Education @Cornerstonesedu
How to design your curriculum
How to design an outstanding primary art and design curriculum
Resources for your primary curriculum
In search of senior curriculum leadership: Introduction – a dangerous absence
Jonathan Coy @headteacherchat
Ben Crockett @BenCrockett1
‘Britain’s new tennis star and deliberate practice’
Mr Crome @M_Crome
Mason Davies @TheGeogTeacher
A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH TO EMBEDDING INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING, DELIBERATE PRACTICE & EFFECTIVE HABIT FORMATION: THE JOURNEY SO FAR
IMPROVING TEACHING & LEARNING
David Didau @DavidDidau
Five things new school leaders need to know
The Best 3 Sentences in Education
The problem with ...
Megan Dixon @DamsonEd
Teaching doesn’t need another hero
Dan Edwards @DanEdwards_77
There are stars to spot
Repositioning the doughnuts
It’s a funny old game
David Ellison @d_a_ellison
The (other) C Word
Does One Size Really Fit All?
Endoxa Learning @endoxalearning
Mark Enser @EnserMark
The illusion of Communication
Jugglers, magicians and stand-up comedians
The Elephant in the Room
Matthew Evans @head_teach
Sense and Sense Ability
Leadership is knowledge
Causes work in teams
Getting the measure of a school
Who Teaches the Boys?
Why the ‘read for pleasure’ curriculum shouldn’t be left to chance by Russell Pearson (@DynamicDeps)
Chris Foley @CSEL_STOC
Ignore the Noise 3 – Apocalypse not? – Leadership
Ignore the Noise – Reflection
Ignore the Noise 2 – Reflection
Blocks of Marble – Teaching
Chief of Staff – Leadership
Pete Foster @pnjfoster
Why is improvement difficult in schools?
Expectations 2: How can we change our expectations?
Beth Greville-Giddings @bethgg
Support the individual and develop the whole
Josh Goodrich @Josh_CPD
Implementing Instructional Coaching: What to think about, and what to avoid.
Genuine, Deep Well-being: The Medium is the Message
Building a Happy School – PART 1: Marking, Planning & Admin
Sean Harris @SeanHarris_NE
Doorstep Disadvantage: Beyond the Pupil Premium
Nick Hart @MrNickHart
Establishing school values
What does it take for school leaders to learn from other industries?
What leaders need to know about the curriculum
What leaders need to know about impact
Persuading parents – using what we know about school choice
What school leaders need to know about cultural leadership
What goes up, must stay up – the delusion of social mobility
This is the moment…
Kat Howard @SaysMiss
CPD series: diagnosis, treat and return
Difficult conversations are better conversations
CPD series: the leverage of professional discourse
A note on curriculum choices
Improvement is difficult.
Haili Hughes @HughesHaili
Recovery from toxic leadership
Josh Goodrich @Josh_CPD
How can we tailor our instructional coaching approach for both novices and experts?
Towards Responsive Coaching
Coaching & Diagnosis, Pt 2.
Mr Gordon @MrAWGordon
Jo Gray @Jo_c_gray @OneEducation
THE POWER OF EDUCATION
Ben Levinson OBE @MrLev
Our five top tips for being proactive with mental health
Maxim Kelly @maximjkelly
How to run a virtual parents evening with zoom...
WHO do make the BEST leaders and why?
10 things I wish I’d known when I became a Headteacher
Not Even Water? Supporting Muslim Staff and Students During Ramadan
THE CUMULATIVE RADICALISATION OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP.
Nimish Lad @Nlad84
Finding your leadership voice
The difficultly of asking for help
Ros McMullen @headsroundtable
HeadsRoundtable Assessment Policy Proposals
Amanda McShane @Headshipjourney
Tara McVey @tara_mcvey
'What are they thinking about?'
Jonathan Mountstevens @MrMountstevens
A Loss to Know
Reading about Curriculum
Quality Assurance through Lesson Observation
Mary Myatt @MaryMyatt
Thoughts on Assessment
Walking the talk
Leadership of the curriculum
Tom Needham @Tom_Needham_
Reading and Writing
Ben Newmark @bennewmark
Don’t call people stupid.
One Education @OneEducation
SUPPORTING WELLBEING THROUGH SUPERVISION
Mrs. P Blog
Deputy Headteacher Interviews & those blue, suede shoes!
Mrs Pearce @PearceMrs
Embedding and evidence-informed culture
Andrew Percival @primarypercival
Confessions of a curriculum leader
Adam Robbins @MrARobbins
What we need to know about cognitive bias
Model thinking in education 1: ‘Success to the successful’ in career progression AKA why are there so many PE teachers in positions of leadership?
Dan Rosen @musingsofadr
David Rusby @DavidNautilus1
Good Enough for Any SEF
Back to School
Clare Sealy @ClareSealy
HOW TO SPEAK TRUTHFULLY ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN: A USER’S HANDBOOK.
Tom Sherrington @Teacherhead
Planning Professional Learning: One system; three streams.
Time to replace ‘formal observation’ systems with Instructional Coaching for everyone #CPD
Rescuing Differentiation from the Checklist of Bad Practice.
Don’t judge. Just help.
Five Steps Towards an Embedded Coaching and CPD Culture.
Everyday Routines 2
Trust. It’s conditional.
School Development Priorities for 2021-22
Counter-examples in CPD. The power of ‘don’ts’.
The Secret Headteacher @secretHT1
Cracking the Tech Workflow
Ignore the Voice That Screams
Curriculum Team Leader
Expert Teachers 1 – What Teacher Expertise Isn’t
Helen Skelton @DrHSkelton
Emerging from the shadows
Assessment – what’s the point?
Adam Smith @MrSmithRE
The case for a national curriculum for RE
Simon Smith @smithsmm
The Special Relationship #FierceKindness
Beware false prophets, silver bullets and the curse of the FAD
Pointless…Why do we continue to do this to ourselves?
Fee Stagg @dogspaws23
Helen Stevenson @HelenStevenson4
Recruitment is at the heart of safeguarding efforts
Claire Stoneman @stoneman_claire
Curriculum is still hard
School leadership is not like football
Thinker, Come Home
School leaders, are you paying attention?
The 3 R’s- refrain, refuse and resist!
Ross McGill @TeacherToolkit
The Cognitive Science of Powerpoint (Pedagogy)
Persistence: Children Learn Less When Adults Take Over
This much I know about…what it feels like when you are criticised about your remote teaching
This much I know about…where you can find school leadership wisdom in a challenging world
This much I know about...how nothing needs to matter too much
This much I know about…how senior leaders like me are often curriculum chocolate teapots
This much I know about…putting your staff first
Emma Turner FCCT @Emma_Turner75
Curriculum is a knife and fork
The interconnected curriculum
Sam Twiselton OBE @samtwiselton
‘Beyond the curriculum’ – trainee teachers’ models of knowledge
Build Back Bolder: Five Choices All School Leaders Can Make
Josh Vallance @VallanceTeach
Sequencing and coherence: what are we really talking about?
What can businesses do to support employee wellbeing and mental health?
Ben Whitaker @Itsbenwhitaker
5 Ways to Motivate in Hybrid Learning
Helen Whitty @HelenAWitty
What is inclusion?
Hannah Wilson @Ethical_Leader
Zen Educate @zeneducate
Keeping children safe in education: Updates for September 2021