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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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Teacher learning: it’s just learning

October 08 2017

Scene 1 My colleague, Camilla, had taught trainees the four criteria for clear ‘What to do’ instructions and had asked them to practise during her session.   I wanted to build on this the next day, so I began by asking trainees  to recall the four criteria without looking back at their notes.  Thirty trainees were able […]

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Teaching character, confidence & creativity

September 24 2017

What should we try to achieve in a lesson?  The value of teaching maths, English or French is rarely questioned, but teachers often hope to teach confidence, character and creativity as well.  This post sets out my understanding of the evidence on doing so. Teaching transferable skills Teachers may hope to help their students become creative, […]

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