Professional Development by @mrgpg

Name: Glen Gilchrist
Twitter name: @mrgpg
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Science
Position: LEA Science Adviser
What is your advice about? Professional Development

1: Never stop learning – read about teaching, pedagogy, psychology, your “subject”.

2: Own your personal development.  Pitch to SLT the courses / development you want as opposed to being a passenger on “whole school” sheep-dips.

3: Be evidence based.  Only implement interventions when there is evidence to support the claimed impact.

4: Create a blog as a reflective journal of your thoughts / ideas.

5: Junk the energy zappers – don’t huddle in corners bemoaning SLT.  Present solutions and ideas, not complaints.


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