Join a supported experiment, or start your own! Experiment with new teaching, learning and assessment strategies with a group and see the impact they have on your students performance. To take part in a supported experiment, express your interest here!

Reflecting on teaching and learning is central to effective professional development. IRIS Connect can really accelerate TLA practice that offers an insight into you own teaching practice and can help develop and support your teaching strategies. 

One of the central aims of unseen observations is to encourage the teacher to engage in a process of reflection and analysis of their theories.  Unseen observations are exactly as described. There is no observer entering the classroom. There is no disturbance to the dynamics so the students and the teacher are not adversley affected. All the work happens in the pre and post-lesson conversations.

Peer observations of teaching practice provides both the observee and the observer with the opportunity to mutually enhance the quality of their teaching practice. It also provides an opportunity to disseminate good practice amongst colleagues by sharing thoughts on teaching practice and supporting each other’s development of teaching skills.

There are so many benefits of Teaching Squares - observing our colleagues, the 'experts' - in a more structured & reflective way. You'll find  here some ideas for reflection, how to organise your 'square' and how to get the best out of it. The evidence repeatedly tells us that engagement in this process does improve teaching and learning. It also reminds us how good we are as teachers!