Weekly Round-Up: 22nd March 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
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Blog of the Week Phil Stock – Social and Emotional Health: A Whole School Response Some great exemplification from Phil about how Greenshaw have codified a set of SEMH principles to develop a caring and supportive culture and reduce pupil absence. Class Teaching Jody Chan – Routines for attention Attention is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Here Jody describes some core routines for gaining and retaining it. Research School Blog Sam Atkins – Metacognition and self-regulation in geography Durrington head of geography Sam Atkins explains how he has been helping students ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 15th March 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
1M ago
Blog of the Week Mason Davies – Using mini whiteboards to optimise ratio and make thinking visible in GCSE Economics Good exemplification is often what we need and Mason has explained in fine detail how he uses MWBs to increase think and participation ratio. Class Teaching Jody Chan – Routines for attention Attention is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Here Jody describes some core routines for gaining and retaining it. Research School Blog Sam Atkins – Metacognition and self-regulation in geography Durrington head of geography Sam Atkins explains how he has been helpin ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 8th March 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
1M ago
Blog of the Week Pete Foster – Naked Explanation Lots of Pete’s blog are primarily focused on early career teachers, but are useful for all. This is one of those, on the master craft of teaching – explanation. Class Teaching Jody Chan – Routines for attention Attention is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Here Jody describes some core routines for gaining and retaining it. Research School Blog Sam Atkins – Metacognition and self-regulation in geography Durrington head of geography Sam Atkins explains how he has been helping students develop their metacognitive regulation. Other Useful ..read more
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Routines for attention
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
1M ago
Attention seems to be in the pedagogical spotlight recently. Of course, since teachers have taught getting students to concentrate on what they want them to concentrate on has been something they’ve yearned for.  Rightly so – students can only learn what they pay attention to.  Tom Sherrington in discussing attention draws on the now famous Oliver Caviglioli infographic and explains that attention is the first step on the journey of thinking, remembering, retrieving and using information.  Peps McCrea says “attention is the gatekeeper of learning” and is “essential for informati ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 1st March 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
1M ago
Blog of the Week Kat Howard – Leadership | What Do Expert Teachers Know, Do and Need? Kat pulls together lots of strands and neatly articulates the facets of expert teaching. Class Teaching Chris Runeckles – Providing useful feedback for subject teams Giving useful feedback to subject teams is a tricky part of whole-school secondary leadership. Here is an explanation of one way we try to get that right at Durrington. Research School Blog James Crane – Sorry sir, what was the question again? James looks again at attention and how mini-whiteboards can be a useful tool in ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 23rd February 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
1M ago
Blog of the Week Marc Rowland – Pupil Premium and SEND: learning without labels This blog is going to be printed, distributed and referenced an awful lot in the coming months and years. A great reference point for how we respond to the needs of pupils who need us most. Class Teaching Chris Runeckles – Providing useful feedback for subject teams Giving useful feedback to subject teams is a tricky part of whole-school secondary leadership. Here is an explanation of one way we try to get that right at Durrington. Research School Blog James Crane – Sorry sir, what was the question again ..read more
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Providing useful feedback for subject teams
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
1M ago
Leading teaching and learning in a large secondary school is a great job. One of its many complexities, however, is that subject pedagogy is not universal, in fact, it is extremely different. That means the people you are leading, in the shape of subject leaders (or curriculum leaders as we call them), have greater expertise in their subject’s pedagogy than you do. Why have someone like me leading teaching and learning then? Why not just allow curriculum leaders full autonomy and leave them to it? Well, that’s certainly an option, and not to do myself and my team out of a job, but in part I co ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 9th February 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
2M ago
Blog of the Week Thahmina Begum – I’m really good at multitasking, Miss! Attention in classrooms is taking a lot of my attention recently. Thahmina articulates a couple of core problems and the associated solutions. Class Teaching Fahim Rahman – Vocab instruction in science Fahim explores some of the challenges he has found with vocab instruction in science and how he and the department have been overcoming them. Research School Blog James Crane – Sorry sir, what was the question again? James looks again at attention and how mini-whiteboards can be a useful tool i ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 2nd February 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
2M ago
Blog of the Week Ben Newmark – Principles for inclusive classrooms We were lucky enough to have John Tomsett visit last week to talk about SEND and he referenced Ben an awful lot. Here is a bit of an opus on inclusive classrooms that I think we will be referencing for a long time to come. Class Teaching Fahim Rahman – Vocab instruction in science Fahim explores some of the challenges he has found with vocab instruction in science and how he and the department have been overcoming them. Research School Blog James Crane – Sorry sir, what was the question again? James looks again a ..read more
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Weekly Round-Up: 26th January 2024
Class Teaching | Finding & sharing teaching 'bright spots'
by classteaching
2M ago
Blog of the Week Alex Quigley – Feedback: Improve the learner, not the work A typically useful and precise blog from Alex, this time on feedback and how we can incorporate it most effectively with metacognition and self-regulation. Class Teaching Fahim Rahman – Vocab instruction in science Fahim explores some of the challenges he has found with vocab instruction in science and how he and the department have been overcoming them. Research School Blog Ben Crockett – A Concise Review of a Concise Guide to Using Research Evidence Ben casts his eye over the recently published EEF Guide on Usin ..read more
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