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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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