Monthly Archives: July 2013

2012-13 and all that…..

As another school year comes to an end, I thought it would be worth summarising a number of key ideas that have shaped my thinking this year.  Many of them have come via twitter and/or the many excellent blogs that exist … Continue reading

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Deep Questioning

We are fortunate to have many excellent teachers at Durrington High School.  The 15 minute forum this week was led by one of our longest serving teachers – Sue Wolstenholme.  Sue is a fantastic English teacher and was recently singled out … Continue reading

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How to be an expert teacher

In his book ‘Outliers‘ Malcolm Gladwell claims it takes 10 000 hours of sustained and deliberate practice to become an expert in a particular ‘skill’ – whether it be chess, playing the violin or basketball.  For teachers, this would amount … Continue reading

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Developing the learning environment – Maths

In this article maths Progress Leader Sam Down (@SDown4) describes how he has been developing the displays in his classroom to support student progress and learning. Following on from our recent student led 15 minute forum on ‘The Learning Environment’ with … Continue reading

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