Learning Techniques Supported by Cognitive Research
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by @TeacherToolkit
3d ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are your students using the best study techniques to boost their achievement? Discover which research-backed study techniques secondary school students use and how these techniques correlate with academic success and positive learning attitudes. Secondary school students use a variety of study techniques, but not all are equally effective. In a new research paper, researchers explore ..read more
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A New Sense of Optimism
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by @TeacherToolkit
6d ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes How will Labour’s election impact our schools? With Labour’s election, what renewed hope is there for all schools to receive the support and funding they desperately need… The state of the nation The education landscape has dramatically changed over the past 14 years, with unprecedented funding cuts from the Conservative government, resulting in fewer in-school ..read more
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A NEW Approach to Marking!
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by @TeacherToolkit
2w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes How do we reduce the marking burden for teachers? Last week, I presented a keynote on my new book/research for the first time, sharing some key ideas with teachers and school leaders in the room. Written Feedback Marking remains the number one workload burden, so how do we make it better for everyone? Here’s a ..read more
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The Art of Asking Good Questions in the Classroom
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by @TeacherToolkit
3w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are your classroom questions really helping students learn? This study reveals the hidden complexities of effective classroom question-asking and how it can transform student engagement and understanding. Effective question-asking in the classroom goes beyond simply asking lots of questions. Since publishing Guide To Questioning and sharing it in schools, I’ve learned that teachers believe they are ..read more
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Encourage Students To Use ‘No Opt Out’ During Questioning!
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by @TeacherToolkit
3w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why should teachers consider encouraging students to ‘opt-out’ during questioning? Strategic opting out (e.g., replying “I don’t know”) by students can enhance learning outcomes by improving accuracy, efficiency, and cognitive load management! What is strategic opting out? Opting out involves refraining from answering when uncertain, allowing students to focus on tasks within their effective challenge ..read more
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Swipe Right To Find Your Dream Teaching Job!
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by Georgie Porter
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you find applying for a teaching job straightforward or cumbersome and time-consuming? I’m sure we’ve all spoken to someone who wants to leave their current teaching role, put off by the idea of sitting down and digging out their CV, or having to complete a 20 page application form. No more repetitive form-filling! Finding ..read more
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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in High-Stakes Assessment
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by @TeacherToolkit
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Can AI revolutionise the way we assess students? AI has the potential to transform high-stakes assessments, making them more reliable, efficient, and fair. The current problem is, how do we start the conversation … Increasing accuracy and reducing bias? AI technology is increasingly integrated into high-stakes assessments, like exams and standardised tests. Traditionally, these assessments ..read more
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The Power of Retrieval Practice Over Group Discussions
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by @TeacherToolkit
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do group discussions really enhance learning? Test-enhanced learning (retrieval practice) outperforms group discussions, especially for students who enjoy thinking deeply. This research focuses on the factors likely to influence individual learning outcomes from group discussions. Published in 2016, Group discussions and test-enhanced learning: individual learning outcomes and personality characteristics (Stenlund et al., 2016) suggests that ..read more
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The AI Revolution in Teaching
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by @TeacherToolkit
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Will artificial intelligence replace our teachers? AI’s role in education is growing, but human teachers remain irreplaceable due to their unique qualities and classroom insights … This above question was posed in a short research paper published by the University of Hong Kong, The AI Revolution in Education: Will AI Replace or Assist Teachers in ..read more
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Flexible Working for Teachers and School Leaders
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by @TeacherToolkit
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes How can schools better support teachers in balancing their personal and professional roles? Most senior leaders often add caveats that they only agreed to flexible working for non-teaching staff or those without leadership responsibility (DfE, 2019) The above quote is taken from exploring flexible work practices schools (DfE, 2019) The switch from full to part-time ..read more
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