Monthly Archives: February 2022

How we are tackling educational disadvantage

Last month we had two INSET days themed around tackling educational disadvantage.  You can read more about it here.  Whilst days like this are great in terms of encouraging us to reflect on our practice, they are only really worthwhile … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 27th February 2022

Blog of the week What’s stopping us from teaching reading comprehension really well? – Christopher Such In this super blog Christopher dissects reading comprehension – where we go wrong with it and how we can get better at it. Classteaching … Continue reading

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Reflections on Self-Marking Homework in Lessons: Part 1

In this 2-part blog, I will be looking at adaptations we are currently trialling within our department surrounding effective ways of providing feedback for homework.  I will be focusing on my own reflections of the benefits and drawbacks of a … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 13th February 2022

Blog of the Week Cold Call Forensics: purpose; spirit; details – Tom Sherrington An in-depth examination of an incredibly important teaching technique – cold calling. Classteaching blog ‘Reflecting on Self-Efficacy’ – Fahim Rahman Fahim has been reflecting on how he … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Self-Efficacy

The recent Durrington INSET days and their focus on tacking education disadvantage left me reflecting on my practice. Whilst listening to the speakers, fate found me the target of a question posed directly at me, by one of the presenters. … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 6th February 2022

Blog of the week The Five Things You Need to Know About Retrieval Practice – Ulrich Boser A really useful read that explores why retrieval practice is such an important learning strategy Classteaching Tackling Educational Disadvantage – Deb Friis Deb … Continue reading

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Tackling Educational Disadvantage

Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a new city, where everyone spoke a language you didn’t understand, and then be expected know how everything works and just get on as normal. This is how Marc Rowland asked us see the classroom … Continue reading

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