What do teacher mentors need to be able to do in order to be effective?

What do teacher mentors need to be able to do in order to be effective?

by Rebecca Tickell, June 2022

Rebecca’s research explores the construct of self-efficacy, within the specific domain of teacher mentoring.

How do autistic children experience their friendships?

How do autistic children experience their friendships?

by Laura Fox, April 2022

Hi, I’m Laura Fox, a Research Technician with TSP. My PhD explores how autistic children experience their friendships and if these experiences differ between educational settings and gender. 

Encouraging Empathy: The Role of Teachers

Encouraging Empathy: The Role of Teachers

by Adam Kirkbride, March 2022

“In an era when differences of race and religion, the extremes of wealth and poverty, and the dilemma of global warming dominate our new headlines, never has it been so necessary to develop the quality of empathy…” – Bridget Cooper, 2011.

How can we encourage empathy? Find out here!

Teacher Resilience: “The Persistence of Hope”

Teacher Resilience: “The Persistence of Hope”

by Adam Kirkbride, February 2022

An individual’s capacity for resilience can grow and fall from day to day. This is well-exhibited in the teaching profession, where resilience has been shown to be a key factor contributing to teacher success and commitment. So how can we increase teacher resilience?

Check out this blog post to find out more!

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 selection be context-free or context-rich?

Should SJTs used for teacher selection 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 Selection Project 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.