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Bright spots: Questioning

In this weeks Durrington Research School blog, Research School Director Shaun Allison discussed how one of our pedagogical principles, questioning, interplays with the 5 other principles that we base our teaching on at Durrington: Challenge Explanation Modelling Practice Feedback Shaun … Continue reading

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Bright Spots – Metacognition

Metacognition is notoriously tricky to implement and by extension tricky to uncover in action. However, as part of our continued efforts at Durrington to make metacognition part of teachers’ habitual practice and students’ everyday thinking I have been dropping into … Continue reading

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Metacognition – Bright Spots

I recently wrote a blog detailing the two aspects of metacognition that our teachers are working on here at Durrington. You can read it here. Essentially, we are focusing on two elements: modelling our thinking and metacognitive questioning. As the … Continue reading

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Bright Spots: Formative Assessment

At Durrington formative assessment is one of our four threshold concepts aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. We have identified 4 strategies which have been implemented with curriculum leaders and through subject planning development sessions in curriculum … Continue reading

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Bright Spots

As with all schools in this present time, the last few weeks here at Durrington have presented some new challenges as we navigate a constantly changing landscape. However, what remains at our core is the belief that what happens in … Continue reading

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Bright Spots: 24.2.2020

Today myself and Andy Tharby spent some time visiting lessons, looking for  bright spots – examples of teachers implementing the 6 principles effectively in their classrooms.  This is what we saw: In maths, Shane Borrett had marked and handed back … Continue reading

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Getting Formative Assessment Right – Bright Spots

This year at Durrington we have framed our teaching and learning priorities around what we consider to be the key threshold concepts for teachers working in our context – one of these threshold concepts is formative assessment.   There is … Continue reading

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Bright Spots – 4th December 2019

Today James Crane and I walked around the school and saw some fantastic practice going on in our classrooms.  Here is a summary. In science Fahim Rahman was starting his lesson with a retrieval quiz that included questions on their … Continue reading

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Self Explanation Bright Spots

In his research school blog Chris Runeckles (Blog) discusses the challenges of implementing self-explanation effectively into everyday classroom practice. There is no doubt that when used effectively self-explanation has the potential to promote greater progress than the more traditional approach … Continue reading

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SPDS: Bright Spots

Yesterday afternoon we had the pleasure of walking around the school and popping in to some subject planning and development sessions (the nature of which you can read about here). As ever, there was some great work going on in … Continue reading

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