Blog of the Week
David Windle – The Fluency Effect
Chiming in with some work Fran Haynes has been leading here at Durrington, comes news of what sounds like a very exciting fluency project at Charles Dickens Research School.
Chris Runeckles – Mocks and Metacognition
Combining mock feedback season with metacognition, here are some thoughts on the importance of activating students’ self-regulation when they get their papers back.
Research School Blog
Deb Friis – Evidence Champions
Deb Friis discusses the Evidence Champions programme that she has been running in Kent over the past 18 months.
Other Useful Links
- Blake Harvard checks himself on his use of retrieval practice and gives us some useful caveats in this post – An honest assessment
- Amongst the worrying ripples of Andrew Tate and similar comes this timely post from Mark Roberts in the TES – How to respond to boys inspired by Andrew Tate
- Dr Jo Castelino has helpfully put together her posts on homework in one place.
- George Duoblys provides some support and challenge to Adam Boxer’s previous work on issues with dual coding in this post – We need to stop talking about dual coding; let’s call it blank canvassing instead.
- For those of us not yet using TikTok, Daniel Willingham has transferred his videos on to YouTube.
- There is a lot of noise about AI in education at the moment, and to help us navigate it, Bradley Busch has written this post – Should you students use ChatGTP for retrieval practice?
- For those looking to incorporate mini-whiteboards into their practice here is a useful short video from Craig Barton
Deep Dive Days 2022-23:
This year the Durrington Research School is offering a range of one-day workshops on EEF guidance reports and evidence reviews. You can book your place here.