Monthly Archives: May 2021

What do you expect?

It’s not uncommon for teachers and leaders to talk about the importance of high expectations and how they insist on this in their classroom and school.  It’s interesting to think about what this really looks like in practice.  How do … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 23rd May 2021

Blog of the week ‘All the myths we’ve loved before’ by Zoe Enser Zoe looks at the myths that fill up our time and suggests how we can leave them behind and avoid making new ones. Classteaching Blog ‘How reliable … Continue reading

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How reliable are your assessments?

I recently ran a session, as part of one of our training programs, around the topic of assessment. As part of this I discussed with delegates the factors and strategies we can use to affect the reliability of any assessment … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 16th May 2021

Blog of the week ‘Core and Hinterland: what are we really talking about?’ by Josh Vallance Josh explores the importance of the curriculum hinterland – the rich array of content, stories and examples that gives meaning to the core curriculum … Continue reading

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Instructional Coaching: Our Journey So Far

Instructional coaching has become the buzzword of late in the world of education. In essence, it is a form of teacher development that focuses on unpicking teachers’ habitual practices, then identifying if these habits are effective or not, and then … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up – 10th May 2021

Blog of the Week ‘Three Pillars of Vocabulary Teaching’ by Alex Quigley Alex distils the wealth of research around vocabulary development into consistent pillars of practice that are best bets for supporting and super-charging vocabulary development. Classteaching Blog ‘The move … Continue reading

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The Move From Primary to Secondary

I have been thinking a lot recently about the transition between primary and secondary school. As well as recently running a module on my EEF KS2/3 Maths course all about it, I have also been involved in a Sussex Maths … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up – 3rd May 2021

Blog of the Week ‘The Power of “By”’ by Adam Boxer In this blog Adam encourages us to think about the rationale behind particular teaching approaches that we might be looking to focus on. You can find the ‘Blog of … Continue reading

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