Blog of the Week
Carl Hendrick – Learning styles don’t exist
A longy but a goody. If you are looking for a comprehensive explanation of why we shouldn’t ever teach according to “learning styles” then you’ve found it.
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
Ben Crockett – Making a Difference with Effective Tutoring: A summary
Assistant Director of Durrington Research takes a look at the recently published booklet from the EEF on effective tutoring.
Other Useful Links
- Via HWRK online magazine comes this piece from Darren Leslie titled – The Power of Habits of Discussion
- Really in-tune with our current discussion with staff at Durrington is the Inner Drive blog – Cold calling Vs think, pair, share Vs mini-whiteboards
- Dr Jo Castelino blogs here about how we can build knowledge over time in this post – How do the parts fit the whole?- the role of seemingly vague facts
- A really useful Twitter thread from Peps McCrea on why teaching is so hard
- In the TES this week is this very worrying piece about our youngest students – EYFS: Nearly half of pupils ‘not ready’ for school
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.