Monthly Archives: April 2013

Developing Independent Learners – The 7 Monkeys!

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by our two science NQTs – Faye Hedley (@f_hedley) and Becky Owen.  They shared a strategy they have been using called ‘The 7 Monkeys’. The 7 Monkeys is a way of enabling students to … Continue reading

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Developing Literacy Through Maths

Sam Down – @SDown4 –  is a Progress Leader in our hugely successful maths department.  Recently he has been looking at strategies that maths teachers can use to enhance maths learning, whilst also developing literacy skills. The following article is a summary … Continue reading

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Developing the Learning Environment – Student Led CPD

The 15 minute forum today was a bit different!  It was led by Steph Holt (@sholt12), Sam Down (@SDown4) and four of our students.  The students led us on a whistle stop tour of the school, taking us to the … Continue reading

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Developing a growth mindset

I’ve decided to use the spring break as an opportunity to catch up on some long overdue reading – starting with ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck.  The theory explored in this book is that there are two types of mindset – … Continue reading

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AfL: Tight but loose….

Over the last few weeks there have been some very thought provoking posts on AfL on various teacher blogs. Two in partcilular resonated most with me – firstly, this one from Joe Kirby and then this from Tom Boulter.  Both focus … Continue reading

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