Monthly Archives: May 2016

Quizlet – an interactive memory recall tool

  Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Director of Humanities Martyn Simmonds.  Martyn has been working on his use of Quizlet to support memory recall with his students.  He referred back to this blog on effective revision techniques, based … Continue reading

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The power of phone calls

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by maths teacher John Mulhern.  John started the session by asking colleagues about the last phone call home they made to parents – was it positive or negative?  Whilst there was a mix, the … Continue reading

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Another Six Things – Stretching the High Starters

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about using the 6 principles from ‘Making every lesson count’ to support the learning of students with a low starting point.   This week, I want to turn my attention to our brightest … Continue reading

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Gender Stereotypes – What they are and what we can do about them

Last week’s 15 minute forum was led by AHT John Lamb.   John started the session by discussing the news report form earlier that day, stating that girls born this year are 75% more likely to go to university than boys (read … Continue reading

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Memrise – Can a quizzing app have real impact on student learning?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan.   Over the last year or so, Tod has been reflecting on the teaching approaches that used during his ITT and PGCE years.  His lessons would be planned around teaching … Continue reading

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Two conversations about the front of the classroom

Last week I had two conversations about the front of the classroom, that I think are worth sharing and thinking about. The first was on a street corner, outside the school, whilst I was on duty before school.  Sue Wolstenholme, … Continue reading

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