• Impact – Professional Development

    Issue 13 of the Chartered College of Teaching journal Impact was pleasing to receive. I’ve gathered every issue so far (joined the College at the beginning) and the issues get better and better. As part of the Chartered Teacher (leadership) pilot we undertook a CPD review in our settings and the theme of this new […]

  • Fostering creativity

    Post forty-eight in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week ten of the collaborative blogging and we continue with chapter eight.  Vaughan Fleischfresser @VFleischfresser In terms of other conditions that I’ve seen enhance creativity in the classroom, I would add – ‘freedom’. I guess, in many ways, freedom could be seen as a […]

  • The process of creativity

    Post forty-seven in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week ten of the collaborative blogging and we continue with chapter eight.  Mike Morgan @MikeMMusicED I feel in my own creative process I have experienced each process. I have responded to briefs and started to form and explore a “problem” when writing a piece […]

  • Creative witness

    Post forty-six in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week nine of the collaborative blogging and we continue with chapter eight.  Vaughan Fleischfresser @VFleischfresser “What have you witnessed in the music classroom thus far that you consider to be evidence of creativity?” I believe creativity is all around us, especially in the music […]

  • Creative justifications

    Post forty-five in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week nine of the collaborative blogging and we begin chapter eight.  Mike Morgan @MikeMMusicED I feel creativity is something which comes through experience and confidence. We need to give every student the opportunities to develop their competence in this. I do feel slightly uncomfortable […]

  • Teacher behaviours

    Post forty-four in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week nine of the collaborative blogging and we begin chapter seven.  Teacher behaviours that will support students in developing appropriate and effective learning behaviours in the music classroom.  Mike Morgan @MikeMMusicED At my previous school, I was lead on developing our learning model. This […]

  • Learning behaviours

    Post forty-three in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week nine of the collaborative blogging and we begin chapter seven.  Vaughan Fleischfresser @VFleischfresser When asked to consider the learning behaviours of two pupils whom I currently teach, two immediately sprung to mind. Both took an equal length of time to form the learning […]

  • Learned behaviours

    Post forty-two in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week nine of the collaborative blogging and we begin chapter seven.  Vaughan Fleischfresser @VFleischfresser If I try to recall my educational upbringing, specifically in relation to the learning behaviour environment, then my eyes are immediately drawn to the words on the outer edge of […]

  • On best behaviour

    On best behaviour

    Post forty-one in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week nine of the collaborative blogging and we begin chapter seven.  Mike Morgan @MikeMMusicED I feel there is a better way to describe the behaviours. While the Didau’s comments could be considered rules (something the pupils should do) the learning behaviours could be considered […]

  • Checking in – The blog so far

    Checking in – The blog so far

    Post forty in our (re)learning to teach music series. This is week eight of the collaborative blogging and today we pause before starting chapter seven to check in with how the blogging has gone so far.  Mike Morgan @MikeMMusicED I think the blogging process has been a great CPD process. I have read and researched […]