Using Virtual Reality to Support Retrieval Practice
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by @TeacherToolkit
17h ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes How can technology support retrieval practice? This research explores how virtual reality (VR) can enhance retrieval practice and make learning more engaging and effective … Is virtual reality a viable option for secondary schools? Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer the future; it’s already here, transforming how we teach and learn. I see this technology ..read more
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Mobile Phones Guidance in Schools
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by @TeacherToolkit
2d ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes How do we balance mobile phone use with focused and safe learning classrooms in schools? The Department for Education have published further guidance for schools on prohibiting the use of mobile phones throughout the school day … A new framework is laid out for schools to develop, communicate, and enforce policies on the use of ..read more
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175 Types of Teacher Feedback!
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by @TeacherToolkit
3d ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes How do we help teachers, school leaders, and inspectors widen their ‘feedback’ perspective? In this research, 175 types of feedback were used by the teachers, 16 of which were used with frequency and regularity … For a decade, I’ve been plugging away at moving the ‘marking’ dialogue forward in our schools. There are two core ..read more
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The Forgetting Curve and Potential Mutations
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by @TeacherToolkit
4d ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do we immediately forget information after it has been taught? The first academic reference to retrieval practice is by Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist (1850 – 1909) who pioneered an experimental study of memory, most known for his discovery of the forgetting curve and the spacing effect. Before Ebbinghaus, the “study of learning was restricted to philosophy” (Polk, 2018 ..read more
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Cognitive Load Theory: 20-Years Later …
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by @TeacherToolkit
1w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes What is cognitive load theory, and has it had any impact on teaching? Discover how understanding Cognitive Load Theory can transform your teaching approach for better outcomes, and what’s have we learned twenty years later … Tailoring instruction to match student needs Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) reveals the intricate links between working memory and long-term ..read more
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One of the Best Education Conferences!
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by @TeacherToolkit
2w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes How is technology shaping our classrooms? Bett 2024 offers insights, innovations, and invaluable connections within the international teaching community! I think it’s one of the best education conferences a teacher should visit … The breadth and depth of teaching and learning Bett is not just an event; it’s a vibrant community of educators, technology, and ..read more
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5 Teaching Myths That STILL Trip Up Teachers!
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by @TeacherToolkit
2w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are we teaching based on myths or science? In a pragmatic analysis, Deconstructing prevailing myths (Cuevas et al., 2023) explore the significance of cognitive science in teacher training, particularly in dismantling pervasive myths, championing evidence-based instructional strategies. Before everyone else was blogging, 25 Years of Educational Fads exceeded 500,000 readers! There’s a good reason why ..read more
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Ofsted’s Impact on Teacher Mental Health: The Evidence
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by @TeacherToolkit
2w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is the fear of Ofsted inspections real, and what cost do they have on teachers’ wellbeing? This blog shares the stark realities of Ofsted’s impact on teachers’ mental health, evidenced by personal accounts. Well, Ofsted inspectors have now received mental health awareness training! That should fix it … Does Ofsted do more harm than good ..read more
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The Future of Ofsted’s Single Word Judgements …
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by @TeacherToolkit
3w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Does Ofsted’s one-word judgements ‘actually help parents’ … and raise standards? This blog unpicks the complexities and implications of Ofsted’s single-word judgements, urging a reconsideration of this oversimplified approach. A measure of school effectiveness? Earlier this week, the Education Select Committee published its first inquiry into Ofsted’s work with schools. Ofsted’s single-word judgements – ‘Outstanding ..read more
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The Future of Ofsted’s Complaints Process …
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by @TeacherToolkit
3w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes How can Ofsted improve its post-inspection complaints process? This blog highlights the complexities and proposed reforms of the Ofsted complaints process, highlighting the need for a fairer, more transparent approach … Past experiences have been ignored … I have firsthand experience with the Ofsted complaints process – you can read everything I have uncovered, even ..read more
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