Category Archives: General Teaching

Re-motivating Pupils: a summary of Caroline Spalding’s ReseachEdLoom talk

It is my first year at Durrington High School and would have been my first ResearchEdDurrington at the end April, and I am really disappointed that this year’s event has necessarily had to be cancelled. So it was a great … Continue reading

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Distance Teaching Y10

During these very challenging times, educators across the world are all very focused on how we can ensure that the distance teaching we are currently undertaking is as effective as it can be.  Whilst this is of course important for … Continue reading

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Lockdown CPD

Two weekends ago we hosted #rEDDurringtonLoom.  The response to this was phenomenal and suggested that there is a real appetite among teachers for high quality CPD during the lockdown period.  Thankfully many of the fine people in the world of … Continue reading

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Distance learning – building independence

We are all having to cut our cloth to fit these new circumstances.  Speaking personally, it has been disconcerting and at times uncomfortable, and so much of the research evidence that informs our teaching practice feels hard or impractical to … Continue reading

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Creating simple teaching videos with Loom

By Andy Tharby Loom is a really useful tool that allows teachers to create pre-recorded video content for online and remote learning. It is free, easy to set up and works for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Essentially it works by … Continue reading

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Getting started with Google Classroom

The Coronavirus pandemic has made teachers all over the world plan how they will approach distance teaching in the event of school closures.  Whilst many teachers have been using Google Classroom for a number of years as a tool for … Continue reading

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Developing Metacognitive Talk In Students

Metacognition and self-regulation are amongst the most highly spoken about concepts in the world of education at the moment. A really good summary of the concept was the article that Alex Quigley and Eleanor Stringer wrote for the Charter College’s … Continue reading

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