The Reading List: posts and links that have interested and helped us this week

Following the precedent set by @RachelOrr and @michaelt1979 among others, here follows an attempt to group together some of the best and most interesting posts and links we have discovered or even rediscovered through Twitter this week.Although numbered, this is not a Top of the Pops-style chart!

POSTS:

1. Curriculum change by @michaelt1979 http://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/new-curriculum/

2. ‘Extreme Marking’ by @tstarkey1212: will resonate with many: http://stackofmarking.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/marking/

3. The importance of reflecting on our own practice by @HuntingEnglish: http://www.huntingenglish.com/2014/01/17/teachers-talking-teaching/

4. A head’s experience of OFSTED by @AndyMellor64: http://edupln.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=4241570%3ABlogPost%3A247229

5. @HeyMissSmith on the importance of relationships in teaching: http://heymisssmith.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/do-you-teach-from-heart.html?m=1

6. More on a similar theme by @nancygedge: http://notsoordinarydiary.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/did-a-teacher-change-your-life/

7. What is an engaging lesson? A good question asked by @hgaldinoshea: http://mylifeasacynicalteacher.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/must-lessons-be-entertaining-to-be-engaging/

8.Introducing the new maths curriculum by @greyengine: http://supportingmaths.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/new-for-old-introducing-the-new-primary-maths-curriculum/

9: More from @michaelt1979, this time on assessment post- national curriculm levels: http://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/tracking-%e2%89%a0-assessment/

10. Advice on securing a job from @headguruteacher: http://headguruteacher.com/2013/05/04/new-challenge-advice-for-getting-that-job/

11. @secretteacher6 asks how long we should stay in the profession: http://secretteacher6.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/how-long-should-we-stay-in-the-profession/

12. The folly of working too hard via @mike_gunnhttp://failingtolearnbetter.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/teachers-and-martyrdom-complex.html?m=1

13.  Reducing teacher talk by @shaun_allison: http://classteaching.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/reducing-teacher-talk/

14. What now for lesson observations? From @Mary Myatt: http://www.teacherdevelopmenttrust.org/beyond-lesson-observation-grades/#comment-289

LINKS:

1. The Five Sentence Challenge:

http://fivesc.net/2014/01/23/prompt-9-2/

2. Involving men in children’s writing:

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/assets/0000/2298/Blokes.pdf

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/how-to-share-books/get-dads-reading/

3. Networking and Collaboration: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/jan/19/headship-credibility-chalkface-teachers-leadership

4. Work / life balance:

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2011/dec/07/teachers-work-life-balance

5. Leadership and assessment resources:

http://primarytools.co.uk/

6. Maths resources:

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/41211

Just a small selection of what has been round and about this week but hopefully of help or interest. Roll on next week!

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