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Teaching Talk – Deliberate Practice with John Mulhern

In this episode of Teaching Talk, maths teacher John Mulhern talks about how he has focused on developing the ‘deliberate practice’ that takes place in his lessons: TT7 John Mulhern – Deliberate Practice from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo. Advertisements

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Getting Great

Teaching is a creative profession, and at DHS we want our teachers to be innovative and excited about what they do – not stifled by an overly prescriptive approach to teaching.  We want teachers to takes risks and try new … Continue reading

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Excellence Visits

Over the last few weeks members of the SLT visited the lessons of some of our most successful departments.  We decided to take a rather different approach to how we usually do things like this.  Rather than the usual ‘Department … Continue reading

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2012-13 and all that…..

As another school year comes to an end, I thought it would be worth summarising a number of key ideas that have shaped my thinking this year.  Many of them have come via twitter and/or the many excellent blogs that exist … Continue reading

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How to be an expert teacher

In his book ‘Outliers‘ Malcolm Gladwell claims it takes 10 000 hours of sustained and deliberate practice to become an expert in a particular ‘skill’ – whether it be chess, playing the violin or basketball.  For teachers, this would amount … Continue reading

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