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Introducing our Intern: Sam Lomax!

Introducing our Intern: Sam Lomax!

TSP are delighted to say that we’ve taken on an intern from the University of York’s Psychology in Education programme!

Sam will be with us for a few weeks working on our ongoing projects.

Find out more about him in this post!

Cultivating Growth Mindsets in the Teaching Profession

Cultivating Growth Mindsets in the Teaching Profession

by Adam Kirkbride, January 2022

What is the optimum “teacher mindset”? In this blog post we discuss the growing reserve of research which aims to answer this question.

TSP in 2022!

TSP in 2022!

January 2022

Happy New Year!

The Christmas break has come and gone, with children heading back to school and people reluctantly returning to work.

Let’s talk to our team about what they got up to over Christmas and their hopes for 2022.

Should SJTs used for Teacher Succession be context-free or context-rich?

Should SJTs used for Teacher Succession be context-free or context-rich?

by Adam Kirkbride, December 2021

There is a growing research base that supports the use of situational judgment tests (SJTs) as an effective selection method for teacher education. But should these SJTs use context-free or context-rich scenarios? This post offers an in-depth look at what the research says about the pros and cons of each.

Selecting tomorrow’s teachers

Selecting tomorrow’s teachers

by Liz Maxwell and Rob Klassen

(Bett hub, 12 March)

How can we choose the best candidates for teacher education?

For nearly 10 years, our team of researchers at the Teacher Success has conducted rigorous international research to identify the key attributes of effective teachers.

A day in the life of an MMI assessor

A day in the life of an MMI assessor

by Helen Granger, December 2020

In this blog, one of our Multiple Mini Interview assessors describes her experience. These MMIs were the central element of the selection process for a large teacher training programme that was implementing MMIs for the first time.

 

Can Multiple Mini-Interviews Assist in Selecting Candidates for Initial Teacher Education?

Can Multiple Mini-Interviews Assist in Selecting Candidates for Initial Teacher Education?

by Jade Rushby and Helen Granger, November 2020

Are the interview methods we use for selecting candidates for initial teacher education supported by research? ‘Traditional’ interviews have gotten a bad rap lately, because they can be unfair to some candidates and show poor reliability and validity.

Adapting Teacher Succession tools for new contexts

Adapting Teacher Succession tools for new contexts

by Professor Rob Klassen, 27 October 2020

When developing evidence-based Teacher Succession methods, just how important is it to reflect the local context? In other words, how much do the desired attributes of novice teachers vary from program to program, or between countries?

Is online Teacher Succession right for you?

Is online Teacher Succession right for you?

by Liz Maxwell, October 2020

Against a background of economic uncertainty, teaching is becoming an increasingly attractive career choice—the numbers applying for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs are up by 35% according to recent reports (TES, September 2020).

Market research on online applicant selection tools for UK teacher education

Market research on online applicant selection tools for UK teacher education

by Liz Hooper, September 2020

In July and August Liz Hooper from the Teacher Success carried out a market research project to explore the demand for online tools to measure the ‘soft’ skills (non-academic attributes) of initial teacher education (ITE) candidates.

Our team during lockdown

Our team during lockdown

July, 2020

Since the lockdown in the UK, the majority of workers have shifted to working from home and that has brought a whole new set of challenges. 

 

 

Identifying strong ITE candidates when on-site interviews are restricted

Identifying strong ITE candidates when on-site interviews are restricted

by Rob Klassen, June 2020

Current uncertainties about travel and social distancing are affecting how initial teacher education (ITE) programmes are identifying the best possible future teachers.