Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mindset, attitude and behaviour

  The image above, or versions of it, are probably commonplace in a number of schools up and down the country – and understandably so.  It makes perfect sense to be focusing our efforts on fostering a growth mindset in … Continue reading

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How I do revision…

  The 15 minute forum tonight was led by science teacher and Company Leader Steph Holt.  Whilst we have discussed previously how students should best revise at home (here), Steph was focusing on what she does with her students in … Continue reading

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Learning with Manic Miner

The other night I remembered this great ZX Spectrum game of the mid-80s.  Me and my friends loved it.  In fact you could go as far to say as we were obsessed with it.  Imagine my delight when, following a … Continue reading

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Bright Spots: 13th March 2015

It’s been a while since the last ‘bright spots’ walk around the school – so I did one today and as usual, I wasn’t disappointed! There was lots of fantastic teaching going on in our classrooms.  Here are some of the … Continue reading

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IRIS Supported Lesson Study

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Martyn Simmonds and Hannah Townsend and focused on a project they have been working on.  Working alongside Brian Marsh from the University of Brighton and another colleague from the geography department, they have … Continue reading

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EduBook Club – Third Meeting

Today saw the third meeting of the EduBook Club – a summary of the other meetings can be viewed here.  As the meetings have progressed, there has been a subtle shift in the focus.  In the first meeting, it seemed … Continue reading

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Purposeful e-Learning

  The 15 minute forum tonight was lead by Assistant Headteacher Pete Kelly.  Pete started the session with a question: What happens when a teacher uses technology in a lesson? The responses were varied: Students are entertained but are not … Continue reading

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