Monthly Archives: November 2012

Make it outstanding by…….using Twitter!

I am leading a workshop at school this week on developing outstanding learning, so I thought I would pose the question on Twitter, to get some inspiration.  The response was great and varied – so I thought I would share what people … Continue reading

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Flipped Learning – 15 Minute Forum

What’s flipped learning all about? Traditionally, new learning input takes please during lessons (with varying degrees of direction by the the teacher) and then homework requires students to answer questions and complete activities based on this new learning. Flipped learning … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Using Edmodo as an engaging homework tool

Jack Tyler (History teacher), led the forum tonight, looking at using Edmodo for homework tasks  – http://www.edmodo.com/ Edmodo is an online platform that allows teachers to set students tasks, that they can then complete online. Why it works? No paper … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Making marginal gains with assessment criteria

David Brading (Head of Geography) led a 15 Minute Forum looking at how his department have developed their use of assessment criteria. Read and unpick all the mark schemes and examiners reports – know what they are looking for inside … Continue reading

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Developing extended writing – using connectives

The science department have been working on how they develop extended writing skills with students.  To support this, Steph Holt has been developing the use of a ‘connectives deskmat’ – a resource for students to use to enhance their writing. This has already … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forums and marginal gains

This new half term will see the start of 15 minute forums, every Thursday at Durrington.  These have been running for over a year now and have proved to be a highly effective method of CPD.  Each forum is led … Continue reading

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