Motivation helps educational staff to develop both personally and professionally, and should be a focus for all CPD leaders. But what does it mean to foster school-wide motivation?

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What kind of characteristics are necessary in an effective CPD trainer when they are ‘teaching teachers’?  Elizabeth Holmes builds on her first e-bulletin on the subject, and asks EAL advisory teacher Frances Carron for tips on facilitating this kind of development in schools

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‘Teaching teachers’ is a positive way of facilitating development within your school. Elizabeth Holmes discusses how to tackle this challenging area of CPD

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This CPD Week explores the benefits that encouraging whole-school engagement in Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) can bring for professional development

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Flexibility in postgraduate professional development is allowing increasing numbers of teachers to take a masters in teaching and learning, raising the status of the profession as a whole. This CPD Week looks at some of the current themes in M level study and ways in which schools can encourage staff to find out more

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This CPD Week looks at strategies for getting staff started on professional development portfolios, and explores the various formats they can take 

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Professional development portfolios are the focus of this CPD Week – what they are, why it’s a good idea to implement them in your school, and the possible limitations they pose. Elizabeth Holmes also offers ideas for their structure

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The second CPD Week to explore the value of keeping a reflective learning journal as part of a professional development process, which examines the finer details and considerations involved

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Reflective learning journals can be a very valuable part of the professional development process. CPD Week explains why, as well as the importance of thinking critically

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As a generation of teachers near the end of their careers the role of leadership development becomes an increasingly important one, as this issue of CPD Week explains

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In the second CPD Week to concentrate on cascading information to staff, this issue looks in detail at the methods available to coordinators trying to keep staff up-to-date on essential professional development information

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Induction can be a scary time for newly qualified teachers (NQTs), and a challenging one for those steering them through it. This issue of CPD week gives CPD coordinators advice and ideas on how to give NQTs the most effective early training possible to help them with the rest of their careers

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Early professional development is a crucial issue for CPD leaders to tackle. CPD Week offers tips for getting it right read more

Personal development and well-being at work are the themes of the last issue of CPD Week this school year

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‘Cascading’ information to staff can help to ensure that you are as effective as possible in your role in professional development

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Online learning could enhance and facilitate professional development in your school. CPD Week offers tips to CPD leaders, for making online learning work read more

Induction for NQTs lies at the heart of early professional development. This week we discuss the new guidance NQT induction and what it means for CPD leaders read more

Blue sky thinking − even schools cannot escape this management cliché! But there is a nugget of value to be found within this particular style of brainstorming, especially when it comes to professional and personal learning. With this in mind, we explore how to make it work in schools

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What purpose does professional learning have in your school? Does it fulfil its purpose or is there a disparity between the ideal and the reality? This week we take a close look at these issues with a view to preparing for the next academic year read more

This week we explore the role that coaching and mentoring can play in this quest. We also take a look at the newly announced National Challenge to improve schools that are deemed to be under-performing read more

In celebration of our 100th issue, here are CPD Week’s 100 top tips for professional learning leaders, gathered from our issues to date. We have themed them for ease of use, so dip into them right now or keep them as a reference for the future. Either way, we hope they ease your load and contribute to your expertise!

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While professional development for teachers is improving and CPD is being given more priority in schools generally, the support given to the wider workforce may be lacking in comparison. To help address this situation, we provide ten top tips for improving the development on offer to teaching assistants in your school. We also examine the need to support the improvement of grammar skills in school staff, following useful research by the University of Exeter and the DCSF. read more

We explore how CPD leaders can support colleagues who are interested in working towards headship read more

We explore the possibilities of career intelligence through this week’s practical tips read more

How can you remember your calling as a teacher and integrate those thoughts, ideas and philosophies into your professional learning?

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Top practical tips for supporting the career aspirations of staff as they prepare to move schools read more

Practical tips for helping colleagues with their interview technique, plus a look at the TDA’s School Improvement and Planning Framework read more

In this issue we explore ways of utilising PLTs to further the development opportunities in your school. We also take a close look at changes in the world of geography teaching and learning.

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This week, we look at how schools could approach the enduring issue of behaviour management with a view to improvement. We also highlight a new document aimed at raising standards of teaching, learning and leadership

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Taking on new learning is only one side of the story; making it work for you in your classroom is the other side, and the link between the two is the contextualising of development. read more

This week we look at the task of assessing the quality of CPD as a way of asking the sometimes difficult questions that can push us forward read more

This CPD Week we consider how to share staff learning and promote a culture of celebrating achievement. We also take a look at teachers’ main areas of concern as identified by the annual survey of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

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We explore the purposes of impact evaluation and what it might look like in schools read more

This week we explore four eminently achievable ways of boosting the ‘softer’ side of CPD in schools without necessarily having to devote vast sums to the cause read more

CPD Week looks at opportunities to support school staff holistically, through effective structures for professional development

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This week look into the world of peer to peer learning and what it can do for your school read more

The pupil voice is an accessible method of regularly refining the focus of CPD, and this week we take a look at how best to listen read more

This week we offer solutions for overcoming any such blocks so that you can continue through the year developing your practice as an unhindered CPD leader read more

CPD Week explores the new professional standards for teachers, linking them directly to professional development agendas in schools, around the key themes of professional and personalised learning read more

Teachers TV is a dynamic resource, tailored specifically to the needs of teachers and other school staff, but how can it work for you and your school? read more

If you want to take an informal look at progress in CPD management in your school, here are some key questions to ask yourself read more

As we begin 2008, what are the essentials for carrying out our responsibilities for professional learning in schools? CPD Week provides the answers read more

CPD Week offers some public speaking tips to instil confidence in those taking on this daunting task

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CPD Week looks at ways to promote the generation of ideas for staff development read more

CPD Week shows the importance of creativity in learning and provides food for thought on how to support creativity in schools read more

CPD Week probes the place of CPD in special needs provision in mainstream schools read more

This week we look at a recent report which showed that more and more teaching professionals are aspiring to headship. Also, you have heard of the terrible twos, but never underestimate the troublesome tweenagers! CPD Week considers the difficulties of transition. read more

This week we venture into the realms of CPD policy review and offer practical tips on how to achieve this effectively read more

We pose the key questions that schools can usefully answer to get the most out of collaboration for CPD read more

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