As the year draws to a close, it’s traditional to look back over the year at some of the best blogs we have shared. For each month, we will share one blog from classteaching and one blog of the week.
Many thanks to all the bloggers out there who use their own time to write these blogs and in doing so, share such great insights and ideas.
Have a great Christmas and all the very best for 2020.
‘This much I know about…how to use research evidence to improve both my teaching and my students’ outcomes’ by John Tomsett – a brilliant exploration of how John has reflected on his own classroom practice and used research evidence to develop it.
‘Ofsted and deeper learning: it’s like learning, but deeper‘ by David Didau – no list of edublogs would be complete without an entry from David. Here he makes us think about what we might mean by ‘deep learning’.
‘Whole class feedback: improve the curriculum, not just the pupil‘ by Daisy Christodoulou – a fabulous exploration of the benefits of whole class feedback.
‘The follies of yoof: mistakes I made so you don’t have to’ by Adam Robbins – Adam is quickly establishing himself as one of the best new bloggers out there. Here’s an example of why!
‘Improving behaviour – strategies for teachers‘ by Chris Runeckles – 2019 has seen a number of excellent guidance reports coming from the EEF. In this post, Chris explores how teachers can mobilise the evidence from the behaviour guidance report.
‘What we already know determines what, how and how well we learn‘ by Paul Kirschner and Mirjam Neelen – a brilliant blog that pulls together a number of key threads from cognitive science.
‘Improving secondary literacy – ideas from the EEF guidance report’ by Ben Crockett – another month, another EEF guidance report! This time Ben explores how his team have used the literacy report.
‘Supporting Working Memory in the English Classroom‘ by Zoe Enser – one of the great things about blogging, is that it allows you into the minds and classrooms of teachers up and down the country. This is a great example of that.
‘Working with a bottom set year 11; how do I do it?‘ by Adam Boxer – an incredibly useful blog, written by one of the sharpest teachers out there.
October was a bumper month for blogging, so here are two from classteaching:
‘The #1 problem/weakness in teaching and how to address it’ by Tom Sherrington – a barnstorming blog by Tom…as is often the case!
‘Five ways that the implementation of evidence-informed practice can go wrong‘ by Andy Tharby – another blog inspired by an EEF guidance report. This time it’s the implementation guidance report.
‘The indirect manifestation of knowledge: (A) curriculum as narrative’ by Christine Counsell – lots of people are talking about curriculum at the moment. Very few do so with the clarity of Christine Counsell though. A must read for leaders.
‘Typicality in G007′ by Michael Chiles – there seems to have been a theme running through this selection, teachers opening the doors of their classrooms and revealing their day to day practice. Here’s another great example of this.