CPD Library


There are nice examples of teachers reviewing education books as part of ongoing CPD in a school. @SpringwellCPD , the Twitter home of the officially 'outstanding' Springwell Community Special School* in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, recently ran a full-on Teechmeet with its staff each presenting their reviews of a collection of books from @itpressuk with great results. When do teachers have time to sit and read books about education? When do teachers have time to??sit??for that matter!! This to me seemed a great way of doing it.

Some schools are using inhouse magazines to spread the news about the latest educational ideas and publications. I was sent an oline in-school staff mag from a colleague at Dixon's City Academy in Bradford just yesterday. My 'Oops!' is on there along with @fullonlearning 's ace book of the same name. Nice work.

What's happening in your school? Just a thought.


*Springwell Community Special School will be the venue for the Independent Thinking Big Day Out on Monday March 4th 2013.See??http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/What/Our+Big+Day+Out/default.aspx



I’m doing an Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally Live tour of two dates with the support of @ITpressuk and @teachologyUK!

On Tuesday January 15th I’ll be in my hometown of MANCHESTER doing a day of practical Oops stuff. I’ll then dive on a train to the capital for another day of engagement and accidental learning on Wednesday January 16th in that LONDON. Which will you come to? It’d be great to have you along. Places are limited but there are reduced rates if two or more colleagues come from the same school.


The info you need is here:


Every delegate gets a copy of ‘Oops!’ which will of course be signed! If you want it signed that is!


Hopefully see you in January!


The Oops! Five Minute Lesson Plan

First off, a massive thanks to @teachertoolkit who originated the awesome 5 minute lesson plan which I know has had a great reception online! And then a large bouquet of flowers to the tremendous @sparkyteaching who took the plan and remixed it with a dash of the Oops! philosophy. Take a look here for ole Sparky’s thoughts:


You can download the Oops! plan here (click the download button if you can’t see it):


There’s also a nice review of ‘Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally’ here:


If you’d like a copy of the book, try here: