Monthly Archives: April 2021

How to pre-empt poor behaviour and avoid unnecessary confrontations in your classroom

Last week I came across a brilliant video by Adam Boxer entitled ‘Setting Students up to Succeed’.  In the video, Adam shares some approaches he uses in his classroom to prevent problems arising.  The approaches are taken from Doug Lemov’s … Continue reading

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Disciplinary Reading in Real Life

Disciplinary literacy, particularly as a strategy for secondary schools, is justifiably advocated by the EEF as a priority for the curriculum. However, it is sometimes tricky to negotiate the theoretical aims of this approach with the messy real life of … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up – 26th April 2021

  Blog of the Week ‘Gateway Questions’ by Kat Howard In this super blog Kat discusses how she threads what she knows about the common misconceptions students might have, through her teaching, using multiple choice questions. Classteaching Blog ‘React to … Continue reading

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React to Misconceptions

Whilst planning for the next module of my course on the EEF Guidelines for KS2 and 3 mathematics I came across Simon Cox’s latest blog on Misconceptions in Maths. He uses the REACT planning framework which I had not come … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up – 19th April 2021

Blog of the Week ‘How we change our expectations’ Pete Foster In this post Pete explains how our low expectations for some students manifest themselves in the classroom and what we might do about it. Classteaching ‘What remote learning has … Continue reading

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What remote learning has taught us about: Challenge

In this, the sixth and final blog of the series, we will be examining the lessons learned from remote learning with regards to challenge. Effective challenge is, by its very nature, hard to pin down and must really be considered … Continue reading

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