Tag Archives: marginal gains

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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Developing a growth mindset

I’ve decided to use the spring break as an opportunity to catch up on some long overdue reading – starting with ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck.  The theory explored in this book is that there are two types of mindset – … Continue reading

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Make it outstanding……Marginal learning gains

During an INSET day on Friday a group of teachers met to discuss strategies they had tried in their own classrooms to secure outstanding learning.  The theme for the day was that of marginal learning gains – small changes to … Continue reading

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Towards Outstanding – The aggregation of marginal gains

Today a group of teachers met as a ‘Learning Development Group’ to look at developing outstanding teaching and learning.  We looked at each of the ‘outstanding’ OFSTED criteria, and then considered how they could be easily implemented in the classroom. … Continue reading

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