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The beneficial side-effects of retrieval practice

By Andy Tharby Over the past three years, many teachers, departments and schools have wholeheartedly adopted the evidence that supports ‘retrieval practice’. Put simply, retrieval practice involves diving into your memory to recall information that you have previously learnt – … Continue reading

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Threshold Concepts for Teachers

“A threshold concept can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot … Continue reading

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Working Together in 2019-20

As now is the time when schools are thinking about their CPD offer for next year, we wanted to let you know about the training we are offering for 2019-20 as a Research School.  We have focused on topics that … Continue reading

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Improving Secondary Literacy – ideas from the EEF Guidance Report

The EEF’s most recent Guidance Report on Improving Literacy in Secondary School examines the research on how to best support students who struggle to read, write and communicate to the required demands at secondary school. The report provides 7 detailed … Continue reading

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Implementation

The Education Endowment Foundation offers a very insightful guide into how schools can put evidence into practice. This can be found here. The EEF state that schools are learning organisations. They continuously strive to do better for the children and … Continue reading

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Evolving homework

I often tell our staff at Durrington: “homework isn’t going anywhere.” I’m starting to realise this phrase is open to misinterpretation. What I mean is: homework is important at secondary school (according to research evidence) so get used to it, because it will … Continue reading

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Durrington Research School 2019-20 Training Offer

Regular readers of ClassTeaching will know that we also lead the Durrington Research School.  As now is the time when schools are thinking about their CPD offer for next year, we wanted to let you know about the training programmes … Continue reading

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