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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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Beyond ‘I will’: implementation intentions to encourage student action

December 09 2018

Our students promise to: Do their homework promptly Be nicer in future Do better next time They mean it, usually.  But they struggle.  We can help them turn vague aspirations into clear goals, by timing our requests perfectly and making action seem like a good idea at the time.  But a strong goal intention – […]

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Lightbulb moments for teachers: threshold concepts in teacher education

November 25 2018

Mary Kennedy (2016) identifies four kinds of professional development: Prescription: sharing universal ways to address particular teaching problems Strategy: presenting practices (as in prescription) and a rationale for when and why to use them Insight: helping teachers see familiar events differently, creating “self-generated ‘aha!’ moments” Bodies of knowledge: presenting “a coherent body of interrelated concepts […]

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