CAB Teaching and Learning

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Do one thing this week

This week you will all be experiencing a Teachmeet. Several members of our very skilled staff have volunteered to present about some of the things they have been working on this year.

Please come with an open mind and see what you get out of it. The focus is largely on innovation in the classroom and of course there will be ongoing support if you want to try some of these things out in your own practice.

Below is a video of a teachmeet I presented at last year to give you an idea of how it looks.

Matt Pullen


iPads and teaching

IPads at CAB

Lots of staff are now starting to see the real benefit of using iPads in teaching and more importantly, so are the students. The number of students that are using their own devices is growing and i truly believe that this is an opportunity to really change the culture of teaching and learning at the Academy.

It is too easy to just focus on the outcomes in education and in doing this we completely miss the journey. So many teachers are doing great things in their classroom to really get students being creative and to think about how they are learning. The iPad is a tool to really enhance this process.

Over the coming months I will focus on specific apps or ways to develop use of devices in the classroom and how it can impact on student learning, even to the point of them wanting to do work at home!!!!!

Other good links


Below are some articles that have been shared with me via Twitter. Some great tips on things you can do in tyour classroom, ideas about pedagogy and inspiration to develop your teaching and learning. Teachers are starting to keep blogs of their own learning which can become a hugely valuable resource for other teachers.

Teaching students to give critique

In a continued effort to impact on literacy in PE we have looked at how to give quality feedback to inform progress in a practical setting. We have produced posters to go up in the sportshall to promote this.