Category Archives: General Teaching

I, We, You – A Simple Approach To Modelling

By Andy Tharby Modelling is the bit in the middle. It is the teaching stage that comes between the teacher’s explanation of a task or procedure and student practice. It is also the stage that is so often left out … Continue reading

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Explanation – researchED Kent 2018

On Saturday Andy Tharby was at researchED Kent. Andy was talking about his new book ‘How to explain absolutely anything to absolutely anyone: The art and science of teacher explanation’. Here are the slides from his talk:

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What does an evidence informed school look like? researchED Kent 2018

This Saturday I talked at researchED Kent about what I thought the ‘active ingredients’ of an evidence informed school might be.  Over the last few years we have been working at Durrington to become more evidence-informed.  Furthermore as a research … Continue reading

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The Micro-Rules of Reading: Supporting Students’ Reading in Every Subject

At Durrington we are aware that different subjects work with texts that require very specific reading skills. The texts that students encounter in PE will be very different to those that they encounter in Geography, for example. With this disciplinary … Continue reading

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Masters Reflections – The home/school relationship

At Durrington, teachers in their first five years of teaching are offered the opportunity to study a part-funded masters in education through the University of Brighton, led by Dr Brian Marsh.  Last week, Ben Crockett shared his reflections about following … Continue reading

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Interpreting formative assessment

Exemplification was the focus of one of the sessions at the recent Research Schools Network national conference at Peterborough.  We were discussing what makes the best examples when trying to explain abstract concepts or procedures to delegates at our training … Continue reading

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Mastering Metacognition

At Durrington, teachers in their first five years of teaching are offered the opportunity to study a part-funded masters in education through the University of Brighton, led by Dr Brian Marsh.  Our Head of Geography Ben Crockett, has just successfully … Continue reading

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