Tag Archives: Resources

Parent presentation on effective revision

Here’s a short presentation on effective revision intended for parents of Y10 and Y11 students attending an information evening about the GCSE exams this summer. The presentation: What is effective revision and how can parents help? It’s a mixture of … Continue reading

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Teaching science using analogies: A worked example

Many aspects of science are difficult for students to learn because they relate to objects or processes we cannot (easily) see or compete with ‘common-sense’ theories (misconceptions) that children already possess. A recent study suggests that using analogies can help … Continue reading

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Investigating teaching using a student survey

In October I blogged on how student perception surveys might be used to provide a fairly reliable measure of teaching effectiveness. Since then, I have been piloting a version of the MET survey to investigate my own teaching (along with … Continue reading

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Earth: An animated map

A friend of mine sent me this – it shows current temperatures and wind currents across the globe. Other settings also show ocean currents and different map projections. It might be a nice resource for science or geography. Earth: An … Continue reading

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Toolkit of Strategies to Improve Learning

A summary from Durham University of some of the research on improving learning and attainment to help schools make more informed choices about how to allocate the Pupil Premium. Toolkit of Strategies to Improve Learning This review article looks at … Continue reading

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Areas for improvement

Happened upon an interesting blog article – the results of a randomised sample of Ofsted reports which identified the most common cited ‘areas for improvement’. What’s quite helpful are the links to resources for these identified areas: Ofsted reports – … Continue reading

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5 Minute lesson plan

Claire mentioned TeacherToolKit – an education blog with a wide range of resources and ideas. You can find it here. Whilst we’ve been using a variety of planning tools here at Turnford, you might be interested to look at the … Continue reading

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Differentiation resources

The Geoff Petty website has a great range of resources to support innovation in teaching. One example is this page of resources on differentiation: Geoff Petty: Differentiation materials Whilst many of the strategies over-rely (in my opinion) on Bloom’s Taxonomy … Continue reading

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Marking strategies from UKEdchat

I shared these with some teachers at a recent twilight CPD session. Anything that improves the impact of marking and potentially saves time has got to be worth a look! UK Edchat Marking strategies

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Marzano’s “High probability” strategies

Here’s an article on effective teaching strategies that I’ve been using this year: Marzano Review of Effective Strategies Here’s the strategies summarised in a word document: Marzano strategy guide I like it for three reasons: 1: It describes a wide … Continue reading

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