Teachers and Leaders – Dedicated followers of fashion | Gary

Last week many colleagues will have participated in INSET and CPD where senior or not so senior leaders will have unwittingly promoted the latest teaching or management fad. Many of these fads will encourage teachers to believe that some quite simple changes in their practice will lead to immediate and quick results. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these claims are unsubstantiated by evidence and will result in hard-pressed teachers wasting their time.  So to  t help school leaders and teachers distinguish between ‘fads’ and ‘classics’ this post will; examine is meant by the term ‘fad’;…

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