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Harry Fletcher-Wood

Harry Fletcher-Wood taught in Japan and India before training with Teach First and spending six years in London schools. During this time he taught history, organised university applications and was a head of department. Most recently, his increasing interest in the fine detail of teacher improvement led to him taking responsibility for continuing professional development within his school and teacher-training with Teach for Sweden. His current role involves researching teaching to help improve Teach First’s effectiveness. He blogs regularly at improvingteaching.co.uk and tweets sporadically as @hfletcherwood.

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Publications by Harry Fletcher-Wood

Ticked Off

Ticked Off by Harry Fletcher-Wood introduces teachers to the checklist,…

Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

Curated by Rachel Jones, Don’t Change the Light Bulbs offers…

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Practice-based teacher training: assessing the impact on teaching

December 03 2017

How can we know whether practice-based teacher education is working?  If our training includes practice, teachers do what they are learning during a training session, rather than seeing and discussing what success looks like but trying it for the first time in front of students.  I’ve argued that all teacher training should include practice: it’s crucial […]

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Planning lessons using cognitive load theory

November 19 2017

How can we plan learning and pitch it appropriately?  We must strike a balance between sufficient and excessive challenge; we need some way to decide which objectives and activities to use. Cognitive load theory offers a powerful way to view learning, select activities and plan objectives.  This post describes the theory and suggests how it […]

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