Tag Archives: Memory

Supporting memory for terminal exams

At the end of last term we reviewed our CPD provision at Durrington by asking staff to complete a questionnaire.  When it came to 15 minute forums, the majority of staff said that due to other commitments they struggled to … Continue reading

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Teaching Talk – Memory App

In this episode of Teaching Talk, Jason Ramasami talks to science teacher Phoebe Bence about how she has been using an App to improve the memory of her students. Phoebe Bence – Memory App from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo.

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Is it really a low stakes quiz?

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan and focussed on the concept of low stakes quizzes. There were two aspects of Tod’s presentation; the value of low stakes quizzes for memory recall but also the importance … Continue reading

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What to do with Year 11 revision?

Tomorrow will mark 42 school days until the first GCSE exam for our current Year 11 cohort. They will have an extended assembly promoting the importance of this period, receive a study skills booklet, a revision programme and a magnet … Continue reading

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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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