Tag Archives: Memory

Make it sticky: helping students to remember technical vocabulary

The 15 Minute Forum was led by Andy Tharby and focussed on a simple, but effective technique of helping students to remember technical vocabulary. As Daniel Willingham states: “… memories are inaccessible mostly due to missing or ambiguous cues. Thus, … Continue reading

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The value of pausing

The first 15 Minute Forum of 2017 was led by Ben Crockett (Subject Leader Geography). The focus of the session was ‘the importance of pausing’ when delivering content to our students. Ben wanted to discuss the strategy implemented within the … Continue reading

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The art of mastery

The last 15 Minute Forum of 2016 was led by Kate Blight (Senior Leader – target groups) and focussed on mastery as an approach to teaching. What is mastery learning? The overall aim of mastery learning is to ensure that … Continue reading

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Using Ankiapp to help students recall information.

The 15 Minute Forum returned tonight and was led by Science teacher Phoebe Bence. Last year Phoebe was in her second year as a teacher and completed a Research Innovation Project. This was completed in conjunction with Brian Marsh at … Continue reading

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Quizlet – an interactive memory recall tool

  Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Director of Humanities Martyn Simmonds.  Martyn has been working on his use of Quizlet to support memory recall with his students.  He referred back to this blog on effective revision techniques, based … Continue reading

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Memrise – Can a quizzing app have real impact on student learning?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan.   Over the last year or so, Tod has been reflecting on the teaching approaches that used during his ITT and PGCE years.  His lessons would be planned around teaching … Continue reading

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Two conversations about the front of the classroom

Last week I had two conversations about the front of the classroom, that I think are worth sharing and thinking about. The first was on a street corner, outside the school, whilst I was on duty before school.  Sue Wolstenholme, … Continue reading

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