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Teaching Teachers

At some point many of us will be involved in the training of other teachers, whether it is a formal part of our role or through involvement in a project, such as via the Maths Hubs, or as a mentor … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 23rd September 2022

Blog of the Week Prior Knowledge and Learning New Information: The Rich Get Richer – Dr. Althea Need Kaminske A really interesting insight into the world of experimental cognitive science. Although not from the classroom, some useful guidance on how … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 16th September 2022

Blog of the Week 4 Questions to Use When Checking Students’ Knowledge and Understanding – Inner Drive Fitting perfectly with our current whole-school teaching and learning focus, this blog and accompanying graphic gives some great advice on questions to check … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 9th September 2022

Blog of the Week The What and Why of Routines in School Culture – James Dyke In this post James explains the value of routines in school culture. He also deals with why routines support effective school culture and instruction … Continue reading

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Driving the Durrington Way

While the fond memories of no-school Sundays or simply having a coffee in peace may remain a little painful, there is something amazing about a school churning back into motion at the start of a new academic year. As always, … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 17th July 2022

Blog of the Week 5 Teaching & learning studies we read (or re-read) this year – Bradley Busch In this really useful blog, Bradley summarises findings from five research papers and explores their implications for classroom teachers. Classteaching Re-Vision – … Continue reading

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Re-Vision

This may seem like a strange time of year to be talking about revision – all the exams are over and we are looking forward to the end of term. However listening to a recent podcast on Craig Barton’s Tips … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 10th July 2022

Blog of the Week Motivation and learning: what comes first? – Daniel Muijs A really useful review of the research looking at the relationship between motivation and learning. Classteaching Resetting Expectations – Zofia Reeves Zofia shares three ways the Durrington … Continue reading

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Resetting Expectations

A dramatic shift in the approach to teaching occurred as a result of the recent pandemic. Now that we have returned to a state of normality, it is a good time to reflect on ways we can reset expectations in … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 3rd July 2022

Blog of the Week What is the link between feedback and teaching? – Tom Needham Tom explores the important links between practice, feedback and how they fit into the teaching cycle. Classteaching Dispelling the Challenges of Writing – Fran Haynes … Continue reading

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