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Ambition and Pride for All Learners: Stretching and Challenging Creativity in the Classroom

During this interactive session, Haili will explore how we can use research informed approaches from Rosenshine, Teach Like a Champion and Leverage Leadership to aim high for all the learners we teach. With an exploration of how we build the foundations, by developing strong subject knowledge and how we encourage students to think hard and challenging them conceptually rather than teaching to the test.

Questioning, sequencing and making strong curriculum choices are the bedrock of teaching to the top and this session will bridge the gap between research and practice, equipping teachers with practical strategies they can use in their own classroom, to give students at all ability levels the confidence to reach for the top.

Haili Hughes is Head of Education at Iris Connect and a Principal Lecturer at The University of Sunderland, teaching PGCE English. She also delivers the Early Career Framework with the East Manchester Teaching School Hub and the National professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development for Bright Futures Teaching School Hub. Haili is a former Head of Department and Senior Leader who taught English for fifteen years. She is currently studying a Doctorate in Education after completing three Masters degrees. Haili is passionate about teaching and learning, retaining and developing experienced teachers, mentoring and challenging the most able in English. Haili has written books about positivity, mentoring and the lives of extraordinary teachers and writes for TES journalist and other national education publications. She regularly speaks at conferences and events about CPD on mentoring, staff wellbeing and social justice and will be sharing her perspectives on challenging the most able students during this event.

Hosted by Dr Steve Murray MCCT (@EduResearching) and the Chartered College of Teaching (Bristol Hub) (@CharteredColl)

Dr Steve Murray MCCT, Lead Practitioner for Data and Research at Orchard School Bristol and Trust Leader in Education for Trust in Learning Academies (TiLA). Steve has a MSc and PhD in Climate Science and has taught geography in a number of secondary schools in North Bristol. He also has experience in middle and senior leadership, with both pastoral and pedagogical responsibility. Steve now also supports TiLA in linking educational research to classroom practice, in order to enhance teacher CPD and improve students’ academic progress. Follow Steve on Twitter @EduResearching.

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Teaching to the Top – Slides

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