“Actually it’s useful sometimes to step in”

How best to use a twenty-minute mentor meeting with a new teacher?  We recently filmed the approach taken by Izzy Leahy (’10 Ambassador) to support first year Teach First participant Sam Bower at Harris Academy Greenwich.  Izzy’s main approach was coaching Sam, supporting him to reflect upon his teaching and reach his own conclusions; she also included…

Celebrating success and building teams at Reach Academy

We visited Reach Academy in Feltham recently to film a professional development session after school.  We’ll show the session in a future post, but first we wanted to highlight how Ed Vainker (’03 Ambassador) began.  Vainker set aside the first few minutes for teachers to share recent successes, inviting them to link their achievements to…