Monthly Archives: January 2015

Supporting Learning Through Effective Revision Techniques

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by yours truly.  As Y11 begin the final countdown from mock exams to the their final exams in the summer, Andy Tharby and I have been reviewing the resources and guidance that we give them, … Continue reading

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EduBook Club – Second Meeting

Today saw the second EduBook club meeting at DHS, led by Andy Tharby.  All classroom based staff were bought a book in September, from the selection above.  They then meet to discuss the book they have chosen, during INSET days.  An account … Continue reading

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Trying to grow their mindset

The 15 Minute Forum last week was led by science teacher, Becky Owen.  Becky started the session by explaining why she thought the idea of a growth mindset was so important.  Put very simply, the students that she has taught … Continue reading

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A Review of the Sutton Trust Report – What Makes Great Teaching?

  The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Andy Tharby.  Andy was sharing some of the key points from the Sutton Trust report – what makes great teaching? The full report can be downloaded here. “This report reviews over … Continue reading

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Reducing Coasting in Group Work

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Emma Mason, our Deputy Leader in Maths & Assessment Without Levels Leader.  Emma shared her thoughts and strategies about how we could make group work more effective. Group work is an interesting … Continue reading

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Great Teaching – Great Teachers

We spend a great deal of time talking about great teaching at DHS – not outstanding or good teaching, but great teaching. It’s a regular topic of conversation between Andy Tharby and me.  We’ve come to the following conclusions: There’s no … Continue reading

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Lessons from Pele

In the 1970 World Cup semi-final, Brazil played Uruguay.  Pele was playing and this was one of the most talked about moments in the game: I think there’s much to learn from this clip and the approach of Pele.  If … Continue reading

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