Tag Archives: Research

Metacognition: Making it Happen in the Classroom

According to the EEF Toolkit, metacognition and self-regulation is one of the top two most effective teaching and learning strategies (the other being feedback), and can increase students’ progress by as much as eight months. The EEF succinctly explains that metacognition involves … Continue reading

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Mobilising the Evidence

One of the most important roles for Research Schools such as us, is to support teachers and leaders who work in schools and colleges to mobilise the research evidence that is out there, so that it can make a positive … Continue reading

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The importance of questioning

Kyogen’s man up a tree ‘A man up a tree hangs from a branch by his mouth; his hands cannot grasp a bough, his feet cannot touch the tree. Another man comes under the tree and asks him the meaning … Continue reading

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2015-16 Practitioner Research Projects

During our INSET day today, RQTs who have been carrying out a ‘Practitioner Research Project’ this year, presented their findings to the staff.  They have been supported with these small scale projects throughout the year by Andy Tharby and Dr … Continue reading

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From research aware to research engaged

At our INSET today,  we had two sessions that were a good measure of how we are doing as a school, in terms of becoming evidence informed.  Firstly, our three staff who have been carrying out a Practitioner Research Project … Continue reading

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