As 2018 draws to a close, as usual at Durrington we like to look back over the year and select some of the best blogs from the last 12 months. As a profession, we are very lucky that so many colleagues are prepared to share their thoughts and practice through blogging. So here we go – for each month, one from classteaching and one blog of the week.
‘Classroom Change: How the EEF’s Implementation Guide Can Support Classroom Practice’ by Fran Haynes looks at how this useful publication can be used to improve classroom teaching.
‘Mobilising the Evidence – Part 2’ is an account of our INSET day, where staff shared how they have been mobilising research evidence in their classrooms.
‘Bright Spots: SPDS’ highlights everything that is great about CPD at Durrington – sharing effective practice from our fortnightly subject specific CPD meetings.
‘Evidence Informed Teaching: Here’s what you might be doing’ by Tom Sherrington explores what evidence informed teaching looks like in practice,
‘Improving Our Subject Knowledge’ looks at how the geography team at Durrington are keeping their own subject knowledge in good shape.
‘Practical approaches to bringing research-informed practice to the classroom, the department and the whole school’ is a brilliant post from Claire Hill & Rebecca Foster on their researchED Durrington talk.
‘Pruning your practice: seven criteria for cutting away ineffective strategies‘ by Andy Tharby does exactly what it says on the tin!
No blogging…we were at the beach!
‘Knowledge Organisers: Tackling the Misconceptions’ by Fran Haynes unpicks some of the challenges and misconceptions about using knowledge organisers.
‘Applying Cognitive Load Theory part 1: Overview & the Worked Example Effect’ by Tom Needham is another great example of research mobilisation in the classroom.
‘Threshold Concepts for Teachers’ is a great example of all that is good about Twitter – good people sharing their ideas freely.
‘Closed questions are often the most important questions’ by Louise Hutton looks at the importance of questioning in the classroom.
Have a great Christmas and all the very best for 2019