Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Bright Spots

We have got off to a great start at Durrington High School and visiting lessons over the past few days made it clear why this has been the case. In all of the lessons that we saw, the students were … 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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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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Words

In ‘Bringing Words to Life’, Beck, McKeown & Kucan talk about three tiers of words that students will be exposed to during school: Most students come to school with a good tier 1 vocabulary.  Those students who come from a … Continue reading

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In the news…

This week, Andy Tharby is launching something new at Durrington High School.   As we know, many of our students grow up in homes where national news and current affairs are not discussed regularly. This plays a part in forming a … 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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Teaching Tier 2 Vocabulary

  The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by Emma Bilbrough and Danielle Walters (MFL teachers). During the last academic year, Danielle and Emma had conducted an Action Research project, with Brian Marsh (University of Brighton), investigating how MFL could … Continue reading

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