Category Archives: 15 Minute Forums

Is it really a low stakes quiz?

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan and focussed on the concept of low stakes quizzes. There were two aspects of Tod’s presentation; the value of low stakes quizzes for memory recall but also the importance … Continue reading

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Why is STEM important for all?

The 15 Minute Forum returned this week and was led by Phoebe Bence (Science Teacher and STEM lead). Phoebe began by talking about the many and varied roles of a teacher. It is relatively easy to identify that teachers have … Continue reading

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Managing difficult behaviours

This week’s 15 Minute Forum was led by John Lamb (Assistant Headteacher) and Jack Griffiths (Year 7 ICT Progress Leader). John started with a focus on teacher’s approaches to different scenarios: If student X cannot complete an activity such as … Continue reading

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Make it sticky: helping students to remember technical vocabulary

The 15 Minute Forum was led by Andy Tharby and focussed on a simple, but effective technique of helping students to remember technical vocabulary. As Daniel Willingham states: “… memories are inaccessible mostly due to missing or ambiguous cues. Thus, … Continue reading

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Purposeful Homework

This weeks’ 15 Minute Forum was led by Senior Leader Chris Runeckles. One of his whole-school responsibilities is homework and ensuring that the setting of this is meeting the needs of our students and our teachers. He began with the … Continue reading

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Resilience, patience and getting the support I need.

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by Dave Hall (Drama Teacher). GRIT and resilience is a key focus at the moment with students and something which we are working on developing with our Year 7 students in this academic year. … Continue reading

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The importance of questioning

Kyogen’s man up a tree ‘A man up a tree hangs from a branch by his mouth; his hands cannot grasp a bough, his feet cannot touch the tree. Another man comes under the tree and asks him the meaning … Continue reading

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