Tag Archives: Modelling

I, We, You – A Simple Approach To Modelling

By Andy Tharby Modelling is the bit in the middle. It is the teaching stage that comes between the teacher’s explanation of a task or procedure and student practice. It is also the stage that is so often left out … Continue reading

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Mobilising the evidence – Part 2

On our January INSET day, five teachers presented to the rest of the teaching staff, about how they had taken the research evidence that had been presented to them at previous INSET days and other CPD activities and mobilised it … Continue reading

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Why Modelling?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by our Director of Science, Steph Temple.  Steph started the session by apologising for her powerpoint and saying that she wasn’t much of a powerpoint person…which probably explains why she was leading this session! … Continue reading

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Why playdough is not the way forward when teaching geography

Many thanks to Durrington geography teacher Hannah Townsend for this post, where she reflects on the importance of challenge and high expectations in KS3. * I recently read a post on a GCSE geography teachers’ forum asking for advice about how … Continue reading

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Powerpoint – to use or not to use?

The educational twittershpere can be a very strange place.  Over the weekend there was a flurry of discussion about powerpoint – whether it was useful or not for teachers.  Who would have thought that powerpoint could bring about such a passionate response…especially on the first … Continue reading

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Teaching Talk – Dave Hall on Modelling and Student Buy-In

In this episode of #TeachingTalk, drama teacher, Dave Hall talks about how he uses modelling and his passion for his subject, to enthuse students about drama. TT5 David Hall – Modelling and Student Buy-In from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo. Produced … 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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