Monthly Archives: October 2021

Weekly Round Up: 31st October 2021

Blog of the week ‘Weaving it all together: 9 key threads for maximising learning’ by Tom Sherrington In this characteristically brilliant blog Tom shares 9 things that he thinks are worth focusing on in order to maximise learning. Classteaching ‘Reflections … Continue reading

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Supporting School Improvement

Like most schools, this half term we have been thinking a great deal about our school improvement priorities and how the research evidence can support us with this. The EEF do a great job of distilling evidence on key themes … Continue reading

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Reflections on Cold- Calling

Before returning to school in September, I listened to a podcast between Craig Barton and Doug Lemov which encouraged me to reflect on my use of cold-calling in lessons. Barton began to describe how he had misinterpreted Cold-Calling and believed … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 17th October 2021

Blog of the week ‘Teaching Behaviour in Small Steps’ by Dan Hudson In this blog Dan explores how some of the Lemov behaviour strategies can be implemented in the classroom. Classteaching ‘Reflecting on Professional Development’ by Fahim Rahman In his … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Professional Development

I have a funny relationship with professional development (PD). I have been told by many of my colleagues that I am extremely critical (to the point of self-loathing) when it comes to my own teaching.  Often at times I am … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 10th October 2021

Blog of the week ‘What if we are the hope and we fail?’ by Dan Nicholls In this powerful post, Dan explores the issues around tackling educational disadvantage, how we often get it wrong and how we might get better … Continue reading

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Disciplinary Literacy in Maths

The week after next on Saturday 16th October I will be presenting at ResearchEd Surrey for the first time and I’m really looking forward to being back at a face to face conference again. My presentation will be on Disciplinary … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 3rd October 2021

Blog of the week ‘Two Simple ‘Add ons’ to Get More Out of Formative Assessment’ – Blake Harvard Blake shares two really simple approaches that will make students think that little bit more. Classteaching ‘Homework: Getting the Wrap Around Support … Continue reading

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