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Explanation Made Easy

As part of a series of blogs focused on Durrington’s six teaching principles, this piece deals with the underpinning principle of explanation.  It marries with James Crane’s blog on the Durrington Research School website. According to the Collins English Dictionary ‘if you give … Continue reading

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Everyday challenge

As part of a series of blogs focused on Durrington’s six teaching principles, this piece deals with the underpinning principle of challenge.  It marries with Andy Tharby’s blog on the Durrington Research School website. A transformational moment for me when clarifying what … Continue reading

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The Best of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, as usual at Durrington we like to look back over the year and select some of the best blogs from the last 12 months.  As a profession, we are very lucky that so many … Continue reading

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I, We, You – A Simple Approach To Modelling

By Andy Tharby Modelling is the bit in the middle. It is the teaching stage that comes between the teacher’s explanation of a task or procedure and student practice. It is also the stage that is so often left out … Continue reading

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Explanation – researchED Kent 2018

On Saturday Andy Tharby was at researchED Kent. Andy was talking about his new book ‘How to explain absolutely anything to absolutely anyone: The art and science of teacher explanation’. Here are the slides from his talk:

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What does an evidence informed school look like? researchED Kent 2018

This Saturday I talked at researchED Kent about what I thought the ‘active ingredients’ of an evidence informed school might be.  Over the last few years we have been working at Durrington to become more evidence-informed.  Furthermore as a research … Continue reading

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The Micro-Rules of Reading: Supporting Students’ Reading in Every Subject

At Durrington we are aware that different subjects work with texts that require very specific reading skills. The texts that students encounter in PE will be very different to those that they encounter in Geography, for example. With this disciplinary … Continue reading

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