Category Archives: General Teaching

Weekly Round-Up – 10th January 2021

Blog of the week: ‘Becoming a unicorn teacher – a precis of Teaching in the Online Classroom – Lemov’ – by Louise Hutton A really useful summary, chapter by chapter, of Doug Lemov’s book. On Classteaching: ‘Remote teaching 2.0 – … Continue reading

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Print to Screen: How We Can We Support Students with Online Reading

The latest move to online teaching for many students can present a myriad of issues. In particular, those who struggle with reading are likely to now face even greater challenges in tackling texts on their own without the support of … Continue reading

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Remote teaching 2.0 – things I am continuing to learn

Somehow this lockdown feels different. Maybe it is because we are earlier on in the year, maybe because we are a bit more prepared for it (even though I don’t really think I expected it to quite happen to this … Continue reading

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Blogs on remote teaching

As we all yet again switch to remote teaching, we have curated the blogs from here, Durrington Research School and ‘blogs of the week’ from the last lockdown period on this page.  There are also some other useful resources. Classteaching … Continue reading

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What has 2020 taught us?

In the song ‘I believe in father Christmas’ by Greg Lake, he finishes with the line ‘the Christmas we get we deserve’.  If Greg was right, anyone working in schools, should be in for a great Christmas!  I don’t think … Continue reading

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Feeding Back to Novice Teachers

Many of us will currently be at one end of an NQT assessment. Either we are the ones dishing out the strengths and targets or we are the ones dutifully taking them on board. I myself am currently immersed in … Continue reading

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Bright Spots: Formative Assessment

At Durrington formative assessment is one of our four threshold concepts aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. We have identified 4 strategies which have been implemented with curriculum leaders and through subject planning development sessions in curriculum … Continue reading

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Bright Spots

As with all schools in this present time, the last few weeks here at Durrington have presented some new challenges as we navigate a constantly changing landscape. However, what remains at our core is the belief that what happens in … Continue reading

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Time for sleep

Sleep does not discriminate. Everybody needs to sleep. It is so pivotal in our wellbeing and has such an impact on our day to day function that its relationship to teaching and learning cannot be ignored. I listened to a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Challenges to Learning

The diagram above by Oliver Caviglioli is one of the most useful diagrams I have come across for teachers.  I wish I would have seen it when I started teaching!  I think it summarises the learning process beautifully and is … Continue reading

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