Category Archives: General Teaching

Early season drop-ins

Apologies for the sporting analogy in the title, but I always see the start of the autumn term a bit like the start of a season (rugby for me). You’ve done the pre-season preparation and now you’re into the real … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 12 September 2021

Blog of the week ‘Why ‘using the curriculum as a progression model’ is harder than you think’ by David Didau  Using the curriculum as a progression model makes perfect sense.  Unfortunately it is not straightforward when it comes to implementation.  … Continue reading

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Back to basics with the six principles

In 2014 Andy Tharby and I started to think about a model of effective evidence informed teaching that we could share with our teachers here at Durrington.  We wanted our teachers to be able to confidently articulate what the evidence … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 5th September 2021

Blog of the week ‘Retrieval for Learning’ by Corey Snuggs Corey describes a four stage process that may provide some structure when planning retrieval opportunities. Classteaching ‘Cognitive science approaches in the classroom’ by Shaun Allison This blog shares examples of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Science Approaches in the Classroom

Last week the EEF published their new evidence review ‘Cognitive Science Approaches in the Classroom: A Review of the Evidence’.  The review has sparked a flurry of excellent twitter discussion and blog posts, but three in particular really stand out: … Continue reading

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The 12 Best ClassTeaching Blogs of the Year

As we near the end of what has been a pretty challenging year and look forward to a well-deserved summer break, I thought it would be worthwhile revisiting some of the best blogs from the ClassTeaching archive for this academic … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 18th July 2021

Here’s the last round up of 2020-21.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this year and to wish you all a very restful and relaxing summer.  We will be back again in … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 11th July 2021

Blog of the week ‘Teaching Through Examples’ by Thomas Chillimamp This super blog looks at how examples can be used to teach a concept directly, rather than being an after-thought. On Classteaching blog ‘Leadership Lessons from Gareth Southgate’ by Shaun … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons From Gareth Southgate

It’s the day after England’s 2-1 extra-time victory against Denmark in the semi-finals of the 2020 European Championships, securing a place in the final against Italy.  Let’s just pause and enjoy that sentence for a bit.   For many of us, … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 4th July 2021

Blog of the week ‘Literacy, Curriculum & Teaching’ by Ruth Ashbee In this super blog, Ruth explores what we really mean by ‘literacy’ and how we should be thinking about it within the contexts of our subjects. Classteaching Blog ‘Elaborating … Continue reading

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