Monthly Archives: June 2014

Making Enquiry Learning Effective

The 15 Minute Forum this week was led by geography NQT Ben Crockett. Dylan Wiliam asserts that sharing objectives (or intentions as he prefers) is essential in opening up a discourse about learning and that students need to know where … Continue reading

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Chapter 12.5 – EduBook Club

The problem with writing a book, is that as soon as you have finished, you think of other things to include.  This is the case with ‘Perfect Teacher Led CPD’ and hence the reason for this post. Last week we appointed … Continue reading

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DHS TeachMeet 2014

#DHSTM14 Last Thursday saw our annual TeachMeet at Durrington High School.  Despite the fact that FIFA rather foolishly scheduled an England match on the same night, attendance at the night was brilliant, and an inspiring evening was had by all.  … Continue reading

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Spacing and Interleaving

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Andy Tharby, inspired by the above book.  One of the principles behind this, is that we should be designing a curriculum and teaching sequence around what we know about memory – so … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on feedback

The table above from Hattie suggests that feedback can have a significant impact on achievement – usually positive, but not always.  So it deserves some further exploration.  In this paper by Hattie & Timperley, they describe feedback as: “….information provided … Continue reading

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Talk for Writing

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by history teacher Jack Tyler.  Earlier in the year, Jack attended a CPD event, where ‘Talk for Writing’ was being discussed.  At the time, it was mostly being used in primary schools, but … Continue reading

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Lesson Study in Maths – The Experience of 3 Teachers

Maths teacher and ‘Learning Innovator’ Shane Borrett, has led a group of 3 maths teachers through a cycle of lesson study.  His account of this process follows. The Japanese have one of the best education systems in the world, second … Continue reading

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