Category Archives: General Teaching

Getting the most from observations

Science teacher Fahim Rahman reflects on how he continues to get the most from observation as he progresses from his early years as a teacher. Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 7th October 2022

Blog of the Week Explicit Instruction: A Generic Lesson Plan (I-WE-YOU) – Tom Needham For those teachers regularly using the I, We, You approach to modelling Tom’s blog gives a great worked example for how it might work in practice. Class … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 30th September 2022

Blog of the Week No more marking in Psychology? – Paul Cline Although initially connected to his own teaching of A Level psychology this blog by Paul Cline will be useful to all teachers looking to both deliver meaningful feedback but also manage … Continue reading

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Teaching Teachers

At some point many of us will be involved in the training of other teachers, whether it is a formal part of our role or through involvement in a project, such as via the Maths Hubs, or as a mentor … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 23rd September 2022

Blog of the Week Prior Knowledge and Learning New Information: The Rich Get Richer – Dr. Althea Need Kaminske A really interesting insight into the world of experimental cognitive science. Although not from the classroom, some useful guidance on how … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 16th September 2022

Blog of the Week 4 Questions to Use When Checking Students’ Knowledge and Understanding – Inner Drive Fitting perfectly with our current whole-school teaching and learning focus, this blog and accompanying graphic gives some great advice on questions to check … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 9th September 2022

Blog of the Week The What and Why of Routines in School Culture – James Dyke In this post James explains the value of routines in school culture. He also deals with why routines support effective school culture and instruction … Continue reading

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Driving the Durrington Way

While the fond memories of no-school Sundays or simply having a coffee in peace may remain a little painful, there is something amazing about a school churning back into motion at the start of a new academic year. As always, … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: 17th July 2022

Blog of the Week 5 Teaching & learning studies we read (or re-read) this year – Bradley Busch In this really useful blog, Bradley summarises findings from five research papers and explores their implications for classroom teachers. Classteaching Re-Vision – … Continue reading

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Re-Vision

This may seem like a strange time of year to be talking about revision – all the exams are over and we are looking forward to the end of term. However listening to a recent podcast on Craig Barton’s Tips … Continue reading

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