Teachers TV: ObservationQuick View
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Teachers TV: Observation

Miranda Krestovnikoff heads to the rescue of trainee teacher Michaelina, who wants some advice on classroom observations. Michaelina is in her second placement school and is worried about Ofsted, passing her NQT year observations and getting the most from observing other teachers. To try and answer her questions Miranda meets up with Australian body language guru, Allan Pease, to find out how to avoid looking nervous. She then asks former school inspector turned best-selling author Gervase Phinn if it's possible to pull the wool over the inspector's eyes. Finally Miranda has a chat with Rona Tutt, the past president of the NAHT, for advice on how to do your best in inspections and what sort of feedback to expect from observations. Will all this advice help boost Michaelina's confidence?
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Teachers TV: Communicating with Parents

Miranda Krestovnikoff comes to the aid of trainee primary teacher Kevin Orchard, who needs some advice on how to communicate with parents. First, she meets Allan Pease - Australia's 'Mr Body Language' - for some advice on non-verbal communication. He explains how Kevin should greet parents. Next, an experienced headteacher from a primary school in East London, Tim Benson, passes on some top tips on how best to open the channels of communication between teachers and parents. He advises Kevin on how to manage a parents' evening, including the use of something called 'the good news sandwich'. Finally, Miranda drops in on Tony Benn, former labour MP and respected speaker, to get his advice on communication skills. He highlights the importance of listening. Is this advice useful to Kevin as he prepares for parents' evening?
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Teachers TV: Marking

Miranda Krestovnikoff comes to the aid of another teacher, this time for some advice on marking. Natalie Nicholson, an MFL NQT+1 in Norwich, wants to know how to reduce her weekly marking and spice up her feedback. Miranda's first stop is Hazel Bennett, a teacher of thirty years and author of 'The Ultimate Teachers Handbook'. She suggests using travel time to get some work done. Next, she heads to the Tate to meet up with Adrian Searle, chief art critic for The Guardian and former teacher. He suggests being creative with comments, being balanced and open minded and trying to push students out of their comfort zones. Finally Miranda calls Phil Hyde, an MFL Advanced Skills Teacher in Lancashire, for some final tips on ploughing through marking. He says she should set out clear criteria for student tasks and focus only on those criteria. Will this advice help Natalie get her weekends back?