Category Archives: General Teaching

The Active Ingredients of Great Teaching

At DMAT, we have moved away from a ‘tick-box’ approach to teaching and have embraced a ‘tight but loose’ approach.  We want teaching to be tight, in terms of focusing on sound , evidence-informed pedagogical principles, but loose in terms of … Continue reading

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Focus on Feedback

Earlier this week Fran Haynes wrote a great blog on the Durrington Research School site, exploring the research evidence around effective feedback. You can read it here. This completes a series of blogs this half term on the six pedagogical … Continue reading

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The Importance of Questioning

  As Andy Tharby and Shaun Allison argue good questioning is a fundamental but “ubiquitous” and “fluid” part of the learning process. Effective questioning should also allow teachers to formatively assess students understanding of a new concept, motivate students to … Continue reading

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Supporting Practice

Practice is an essential element in the acquisition of learning something new. Practice is utilising, applying, enacting, thinking about, writing about or speaking about new knowledge and skills so that can be consolidated or enhanced. To learn how to do something … Continue reading

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100 things 1% better

On Friday at our DMAT Leadership Conference, Humphrey Walters talked to us about his experience of working with winning teams – you can read more about it here.  One of the points he made is that winning teams don’t make … Continue reading

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Winning Teams

“Building winning teams is a game of inches” Humphrey Walters On Friday we held our first DMAT leadership conference.  The theme of the conference was ‘World Class Performance – Winning Teams’ and we got off to a great start with … Continue reading

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Everyday modelling

By Andy Tharby Modelling is such a vital element of effective teaching. To learn how to do something, students need to watch and listen to experts as they guide them through the process, step by step, before they make an … Continue reading

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