Blog of the Week
Helen Thornycroft – The teacher as learner: how narrating our challenges can push forward students’ metacognition
If you’re going to combine history teaching and metacognition in one post, you’ve got a decent chance of it ending up as #BOTW.
Kate Blight – Teachers of SEND – Bright Spots
Durrington SENCO Kate Blight shares some bright spots from Durrington teachers exemplifying how we are all teachers of SEND.
Research School Blog
Durrington ELE Tara McVey has a look at all things explanation giving some great and usable tips in this blog.
Other Useful Links
- Via the TES is this piece referencing an EEF project- Research to see if strict behaviour rules boost attendance
- Adam Robbins is drawing metaphors a-plenty in this blog – Right is Right: How to avoid rounding up answers and breaking bad habits
- Bradley Busch has interviewed Doug Lemov on cold calling and this deep dive interview is the result.
- Dr Jo Castelino thinks about process and how prescriptive it should be in this piece – Should we expect students to follow our methods?
- Alex Quigley has appeared in the TES with a short read on adaptive teaching – Differentiation is dead, long live adaptive teaching
- In this piece Claire Stoneman considers the pitfalls of an increasingly evidence-informed teaching profession – The tipping point?
- From Rob Newton is this review – The updated Early Years Toolkit: A welcome addition for the early years sector
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.