Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Pygmalion Effect

Whilst perusing twitter last night Dan Brinton shared this video, featuring Professor Robert Rosenthal talking about the Pygmalion Effect – described above: The whole idea of teacher expectations shaping the intellectual performance of students is a very strong one – and … Continue reading


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Leading Learning 2014 – Reflections from an Open Space Conference

On Friday we held our first ‘Leading Learning Open Space Conference’ (we being me, Kristian Still and David Rogers).  An open space conference is very different – and this was a first for me, so I was unsure of what … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Students Like School?

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by Andy Tharby.  Andy has recently read Daniel Willingham’s book ‘Why Don’t Students Like School?‘ and was sharing some of the ideas from it. The book makes a strong case for a more … Continue reading

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Growing our mindset

This time last year I read Dweck’s ‘Mindset’.  Since then we’ve done quite a lot of work at DHS to develop and embed a growth mindset with our students  – especially during the last term.  We are trying to ensure that it … Continue reading

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Teaching with Pam

If Penguin are looking to publish a classic about teaching, they should consider the one above.  Pam McCulloch is a science teacher who has worked at Durrington High School since 1978.  Last year, Pam retired from full time teaching, but … Continue reading

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Flipped Learning

The 15 Minute Forum last night was led by Learning Innovator, Jody Chan.  During the session, Jody shared what flipped learning is and how she has been using it in her classroom. Essentially, flipped learning involves students accessing some of … Continue reading

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