Blog of the Week
In this post James explains the value of routines in school culture. He also deals with why routines support effective school culture and instruction
Assistant Director of Durrington Research School Ben Crockett explains how an initiative to reinforce culture and routines at Durrington is being threaded through curriculum areas.
Research School Blog
Chris Runeckles looks forward to the coming year and the training offer at Durrington Research School
Other Useful Links
- Claudi BenDavid encourages us to embrace the back-to-school feeling with A Love Letter to Teaching.
- The EEF’s Kirstin Mulholland gives us some advice on how we can implement metacognition in this post – Moving Forwards and Mobilising Metacognition
- Brett Kingsbury gives us some food for thought in starting with new classes in this post – New (academic) Year’s Resolution
- From Inner Drive, this blog explains both the how and the why of a great seating plan.
- Ben Newmark writes a thought provoking blog about SEND and the assumptions it can create about students.
- Steplab have released a series of four videos on YouTube which are all recorded sessions from their summer conference.
Plus a couple of links from our final T&L bulletin email (in case you missed it on Sunday)…
- A very useful paper published by the American Psychological Association this year titled – Covert and overt retrieval practice in the classroom.
- Evidence Based Education have published this free ebook on Memory and Learning
- For anyone who wasn’t able to attend several presentations from Saturday’s ResearchED are summarised can be found by visiting the site.
DMAT is looking to grow!
We are looking to grow our trust and are interested in speaking to like-minded schools.
- In light of the white paper are you exploring academisation?
- Do you want to join us and write the story for a growing multi-academy trust?
- Are you interested in utilising the expertise of our own Research School and SCITT to enhance teacher development and recruitment in your school?
- Are you looking for a trust that is respectful of retaining a school’s unique characteristics and autonomy, as well as being committed to collaborative working?
If the answer to the above questions is yes, then come along to our forthcoming MAT information evening on 29th September to hear more. Click here for further details and to register a place for the event and here to find out more about DMAT.