Monthly Archives: January 2019

Supporting Practice

Practice is an essential element in the acquisition of learning something new. Practice is utilising, applying, enacting, thinking about, writing about or speaking about new knowledge and skills so that can be consolidated or enhanced. To learn how to do something … Continue reading

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100 things 1% better

On Friday at our DMAT Leadership Conference, Humphrey Walters talked to us about his experience of working with winning teams – you can read more about it here.  One of the points he made is that winning teams don’t make … Continue reading

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Winning Teams

“Building winning teams is a game of inches” Humphrey Walters On Friday we held our first DMAT leadership conference.  The theme of the conference was ‘World Class Performance – Winning Teams’ and we got off to a great start with … Continue reading

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Everyday modelling

By Andy Tharby Modelling is such a vital element of effective teaching. To learn how to do something, students need to watch and listen to experts as they guide them through the process, step by step, before they make an … Continue reading

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Explanation Made Easy

As part of a series of blogs focused on Durrington’s six teaching principles, this piece deals with the underpinning principle of explanation.  It marries with James Crane’s blog on the Durrington Research School website. According to the Collins English Dictionary ‘if you give … Continue reading

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Everyday challenge

As part of a series of blogs focused on Durrington’s six teaching principles, this piece deals with the underpinning principle of challenge.  It marries with Andy Tharby’s blog on the Durrington Research School website. A transformational moment for me when clarifying what … Continue reading

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