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Adam Lewis
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Would Alex Ferguson Make A Great Teacher?
Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the greatest football managers of all time. After spending nearly 27 years as manager of Manchester United, in 2013 he retired. My English teacher at school, who I went to observe and work with when I was deciding whether teachi...

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What I Look For In A Potential Teacher
  Friends and family often say to me that they admire my profession, but that they could never be a teacher because of their own personality. I smile and nod. However, I completely disagree. I think just about anyone can be a teacher. I feel that the skills...

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Setting and Maintaining an Academic Ethos
For the following weeks, I am focussing on creating an Academic Ethos by adhering to the techniques advocated by Doug Lemov in his 'Teach Like a Champion 2.0' manual for teachers. This is the second part of my experiment, having previously focussed on high ...

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Classroom Climate - How Students' Perceptions Will Guide My Progress as a Teacher
Eighteen months ago (!), I wrote a blog post about classroom climate, which was essentially comparing my perceptions of my class with my students' perceptions of the class. This information was then used to adjust my teaching for that specific class. I have...

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The Percentage Board
As with most teaching ideas for the classroom, this one has been adapted from an idea by another teacher. I have no idea who that teacher was or how I came by acquiring this, but thank you! I have used the percentage board as an English teacher, but it can ...

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Honing My Behavioural Expectations
Firstly, apologies. No blog posts for weeks as I've been trying to complete as many items in my 'to-do' list which currently at 12 items, as opposed to the 46 items previously. However, back to business. I am focussing on setting and maintaining high behavi...

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Refining My Behavioural Expectations
At the moment, I am focussing on setting and maintaining high behavioural expectations by adhering to the techniques advocated by Doug Lemov in his 'Teach Like a Champion' manual for teachers. So far, I have focussed on '100%', 'Sweat the Details', 'What To...

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Improving My Behavioural Expectations Part II
At the moment, I am focussing on setting and maintaining high behavioural expectations by adhering to the techniques advocated by Doug Lemov in his 'Teach Like a Champion' manual for teachers. So far, I have focussed on '100%', 'Sweat the Details', 'What To...

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Improving My Behavioural Expectations
At the moment, I am focussing on setting and maintaining high behavioural expectations by adhering to the techniques advocated by Doug Lemov in his 'Teach Like a Champion' manual for teachers. So far, I have focussed on '100%', 'Sweat the Details', 'What To...

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The Big Picture and Comprehensive Learning Objectives
Students sometimes take a bloody long time to learn. There have been blog posts  about how progress doesn't necessarily demonstrate learning and blog posts arguing that progress isn't linear. Sometimes students might learn loads in my lesson; sometimes they...
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