Monthly Archives: January 2017

Planning for Challenge

At our INSET day yesterday, Andy Tharby talked about a framework teachers can use, when planning for high starting point students – content, thinking and shaping.  You can read more about it here (and I strongly suggest you do, it’s an excellent … Continue reading

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Teaching Talk – Tom Pickford and Ryan DeGruchy on challenge in PE

In this episode of #TeachingTalk, Tom Pickford and Ryan De Gruchy talk about how they are developing challenge in PE. TT6 Pickford and DeGruchy – Tailoring Challenge in PE from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo. Produced by Jason Ramasami Posted by … Continue reading

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Content, thinking and shaping: three principles for working with brighter students

Originally posted on Reflecting English:
Image: @jasonramasami In 2013, Ofsted published a pretty damning report about the provision available for more-able students at secondary schools in the UK. One statement from the report rings true to me: Many students become…

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What do teachers do to help the clever ones get even better?

On Friday, Andy Tharby and I walked around the school.  We visited lessons of Y11 high starter students, who were doing particularly well in that subject.  We noted some of the things that these teachers were doing, that would probably contribute … Continue reading

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Resilience, patience and getting the support I need.

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by Dave Hall (Drama Teacher). GRIT and resilience is a key focus at the moment with students and something which we are working on developing with our Year 7 students in this academic year. … Continue reading

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Teaching Talk – Dave Hall on Modelling and Student Buy-In

In this episode of #TeachingTalk, drama teacher, Dave Hall talks about how he uses modelling and his passion for his subject, to enthuse students about drama. TT5 David Hall – Modelling and Student Buy-In from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo. Produced … Continue reading

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The importance of questioning

Kyogen’s man up a tree ‘A man up a tree hangs from a branch by his mouth; his hands cannot grasp a bough, his feet cannot touch the tree. Another man comes under the tree and asks him the meaning … Continue reading

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