Category Archives: General Teaching

Disciplinary Literacy in maths – Part 2: Vocabulary and Language

On October 16th I presented at ResearchEd Surrey on Disciplinary Literacy in Maths and since then I have had many teachers get in touch who are also interested in this topic. I will therefore use this blog post to expand … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 29th November 2021

Blog of the week Does that make sense? Breaking bad habits – Helen Skelton In this very reflective blog, Helen identifies three ‘bad teacher habits’ she has and how she is planning to eliminate them. Classteaching ‘Where is the (insert … Continue reading

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Where is the (insert subject here) in my curriculum? An apology to my PGCE lecturer based on reflections from Mary Myatt’s work on curriculum.

This week I have had the pleasure of running one of the research school’s training courses around curriculum design. In preparation for this I returned to my go to resource on curriculum design; Mary Myatt’s “The Curriculum Gallimaufry to coherence” … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 21st November 2021

Blog of the Week Stating the Obvious or Getting Behaviour Right – Zoe Enser Zoe draws on her years of experience in the classroom to offer some great advice on managing behaviour. Classteaching ‘Making Feedback a Dirty Habit’ by Fran … Continue reading

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Making Feedback a Dirty Habit

It is the time of year where for many schools assessments are in full force, be this mock exams or in-class tests. As a consequence, departments will also be thinking about how best to feedback on their students’ performance. A … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 14th November 2021

Blog of the week ‘Golden Silence’ by Adam Boxer Adam explains why he loves periods of silence in his lessons and how he achieves it. Classteaching ‘Why is this a metacognitive question?’ by Chris Runeckles Chris explains how we are … Continue reading

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Why is this a metacognitive question?

This year my quest to use the principles of metacognition to make permanent changes to the habits of our teachers and students has seen a narrowing of focus to two key areas of practice: questioning and modelling. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 7th November 2021

Blog of the week ‘Controlling Focus – 5 Practical ways to remove the blur of learning from the classroom’ – James Bullous What can we do in our lessons to focus attention in the classroom, so students are thinking about … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 31st October 2021

Blog of the week ‘Weaving it all together: 9 key threads for maximising learning’ by Tom Sherrington In this characteristically brilliant blog Tom shares 9 things that he thinks are worth focusing on in order to maximise learning. Classteaching ‘Reflections … Continue reading

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Supporting School Improvement

Like most schools, this half term we have been thinking a great deal about our school improvement priorities and how the research evidence can support us with this. The EEF do a great job of distilling evidence on key themes … Continue reading

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