Luke Wood’s Blog

Is there a cheaper option than 1-to-1 tuition?

There are fewer achievements more important for today's 16-year-olds than a Maths GCSE.  And that's not just because you need it to move onto your next step but also because, along with English, it is one of the only GCSEs you continue to be asked to produce well into your working life.  The stakes could hardly … Continue reading Is there a cheaper option than 1-to-1 tuition?

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Teachers using data: should things change?

Are you a secondary school teacher? Could you spare 15-20 minutes during the Christmas and New Year lull to help me out? I am studying with the University of Southampton, working on a project with FFT (linked to the Fischer Family Trust) to understand how teachers are using data in secondary schools (focusing on Key Stages … Continue reading Teachers using data: should things change?

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan

See on Scoop.it - Teaching & Learning Over 178,000 views and 170,500 downloads in over 135 countries! (as of 8.5.13) - must be good? You can find a link to TES Resources here and download the template. Other versions are here. Availabl... Luke Wood's insight: The 5 Minute Lesson Plan looks like a highly effective … Continue reading The 5 Minute Lesson Plan

“Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else”

Today I completed my gruelling, but amazing, NQT induction at a lovely school.  It's been a fantastic year working with such willing students and such dedicated staff, yet despite being in the privileged position of having a permanent contract in a top performing department in an 'outstanding' school, I made the decision to move on … Continue reading “Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else”