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Weekly Round-Up: 27th January 2023

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. Class Teaching … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 20th January 2023

Blog of the Week Adam Robbins – Digging deeper in lesson observations Supporting the work of those of us regularly spending time in teachers’ lessons, Adam gives us some insights into how we can successfully identify leverage points. Class Teaching Chris Runeckles – Mocks and … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 13th January 2023

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. Class … Continue reading

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Mocks and Metacognition

An avalanche of mock papers are currently appearing on the desks of year 11 students across Britain. So much time in draughty sports halls. So much time marking them. So much time. Once the data sheets have been compiled and … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 6th January 2023

Blog of the Week Kat Howard – A Note on Teacher Autonomy Maybe one for the purists but I really enjoyed Kat’s weaving of the evidence through this discussion of where teachers may want or need autonomy, and, where they don’t. … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 9th December 2022

Blog of the Week Daniel T. Willingham – Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Does Developing a Growth Mindset Help Students Learn? Growth mindset seems to have been put through the wringer the past few years, but this post gives us fresh … Continue reading

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Metacognitive Questioning in MFL

‘How are you?’  That simplest of questions, which most of us ask countless times a day.  But how closely do we listen to the response?  If you are like me, the answer is (sorry) not that attentively, because we predict … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 2nd December 2022

Blog of the Week Phil Stock – The Challenge of Developing Reading at Secondary School In the first of a series of blogs, Phil Stock explains the potential value of tutor time reading interventions and the potential pitfalls. Class Teaching … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 25th November 2022

Blog of the Week Efrat Furst – Learning in the brain If you are looking for an elegant explanation of the key features of working memory and long-term memory with great illustrations then this blog has got you covered. Class … Continue reading

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Metacognition – Bright Spots

Regular visitors to Class Teaching will know that successfully implementing the principles of metacognition in Durrington classrooms has been an ongoing mission of mine for a number of years. In fact it has been over 5 years I’ve been at … Continue reading

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