Tag Archives: Modelling

Using Desktop Cameras

Last night’s 15 minute forum was led by history teacher Jack Tyler.  Jack has been using an IPEVO desktop camera in his lessons this year, so shared his experiences.  The device is very simple to set up and simply sits … Continue reading

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Modelling: how, why and what can go wrong

The DHS 2015-16 15 minute forum programme was kicked off tonight, with Andy Tharby talking about modelling. In his first year of teaching, Andy taught a top set Y11 class.  He worked his socks off for a year, but come … Continue reading

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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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Modelling & Questioning

The 15 Minute Forum was led tonight by English teacher and Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling.  Lucy started the session by saying that when she was using modelling in her lessons, she also considered the key questions that she would need … Continue reading

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The Evolution of ‘The Big 4’

Over the past year or so, I’ve been very keen on the idea of developing a ‘tight but loose’ approach to teaching across my school.  By that I mean highlighting a few key pedagogical principles that are key to great … Continue reading

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Rich Tea or Hob Nob?

It’s been a great week at DHS.  We started off on Monday with an INSET thinking about how we can develop a growth mindset with our students.  By that we mean students who will: Strive for excellence Embrace the challenges Persist … Continue reading

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