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Classroom Change: How the EEF’s Implementation Guide Can Support Classroom Practice

The EEF has recently published their guide to implementation entitled ‘Putting Evidence to Work’, which provides a detailed, analytical framework designed to ‘help implement any school improvement decision, whether programme or practice, whole-school or targeted approach, or internal or externally … Continue reading

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Using questionnaires to better understand our students’ learning

This week’s Teaching Forum looks at the work of DHS geography teacher Sam Atkins, who is experimenting with some innovative and interesting ways of identifying his GCSE students’ perceptions about learning. * Sam was interested in how he could prevent … Continue reading

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Mobilising the Evidence

One of the most important roles for Research Schools such as us, is to support teachers and leaders who work in schools and colleges to mobilise the research evidence that is out there, so that it can make a positive … Continue reading

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Talking positive

As we at Durrington have become more evidence informed, so, naturally, have the posts on this blog.  However, when we choose the subjects for our weekly teaching forums we look not just for the pockets of practice where research is being brought to life, … Continue reading

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Why a Knowledge-Based Curriculum Could be the Future

Last November at Durrington, we dedicated some of our INSET day to thinking about knowledge organisers: what they are; why they should play a major role in teaching and learning; how to create them; and how to use them most effectively … Continue reading

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Setting up for successful questioning

This week’s Teaching Forum focuses on how PE teacher James Crane has worked to create a classroom climate conducive to successful questioning.  During our conversation he revealed how he identified and developed three key components that work together to provide an atmosphere in … Continue reading

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The Best of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we bring you the best of the blogs that have been shared on classteaching.  It’s been another great year for educational blogging, with an increasingly sharper focus on evidence-informed practice.  As a profession, we … Continue reading

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