Tag Archives: Questioning

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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I can see clearly now….

I thought I would write this post in the spirit of #nurture1314 – starting with a confession! I used to be a bit of an OFSTED chaser – there’s a lot of it about. By that, I mean I used … Continue reading

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History & Geography do ‘questioning’

At a recent departmental meeting, the history and geography departments joined forces to discuss and share ideas about questioning.   What ensued was a lively discussion about what makes great questioning.  Thanks to @davidbrading for summarising the meain points of the … Continue reading

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Using the ‘Learning Journey’ poster

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Assistant Head Pete Kelly (@petek1974), looking at how he uses the ‘Learning Journey’ poster in his lessons.  The poster was introduced to DHS last year, after something similar was seen being used … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on questioning…..

DHS drama teacher, Learning Leader and occasional blogger Lesley Graney has been thinking about questioning…… There is a lot of chat about the Big 4 in our school. It’s everywhere; if only the big 4 were sleep, cheese, red wine … Continue reading

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