Category Archives: General Teaching

Deep Dive Days

In 2022-23 the Durrington Research School team are planning to offer a new form of training.  Up until now our central offer has included two hour online twilights or three day training programmes.  Whilst these definitely serve a purpose, leaders … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 22nd May 2022

Blog of the week Closing the Writing Gap – New Resources – Alex Quigley In this short blog Alex explains the new, free resources to go alongside his new book on teaching writing. Classteaching Five Tips to Support Students’ Writing … Continue reading

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Five Tips to Support Students’ Writing

It is probable that we have all experienced the frustration of having students who can engage confidently and accurately in class discussion but then falter dramatically when it comes to writing anything down. Although the reason for this contrast might … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 15th May 2022

Blog of the Week Building on what they know – Sarah Cottingham How does memory update? How might we use what we know about updating memory to help pupils build on what they know? Classteaching Metacognition in context  – Chris … Continue reading

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Metacognition in context

Chris Runeckles explains how he has been working with curriculum leaders to implement metacognition in their subjects. Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 9th May 2022

Blog of the week Don’t mix the six!  Thinking about assessment as six different tools with six different jobs – Clare Sealy After two years away from blogging, Clare is back with an incredibly useful blog exploring the different forms … Continue reading

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Vive La Blog!

There has been much talk on twitter recently about blogging.  There are a number of people who think that blogging has had its day.  Their justification for this is that everything that needs to be blogged about has been blogged … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 2nd May 2022

Blog of the week Beyond Hands Down Questioning – Cat Rushton In this great blog, Cat looks at the nuance and application of cold-calling.  Classteaching Teaching for mastery – in maths and beyond – Deb Friis In this blog, Deb … Continue reading

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Teaching for mastery – in maths and beyond

As well as my work with Durrington Research School I am also an Assistant Lead for Sussex Maths Hub. At the Maths Hub we have been implementing a Teaching for Mastery curriculum with the support of the National Centre for … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 24th April 2022

Blog of the Week Forming Meaning – Sarah Cottingham How do we make new ideas ‘meaningful’ to pupils?  Find out in this great blog. Classteaching Reflecting on Retrieval Practice –Fahim Rahman Fahim reflects on how his approach to retrieval practice … Continue reading

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