23 Apr 2014

Mastering maths curriculum design

Edssential article from @MrNickHart: Recently, Bruno Reddy and Michael Tidd have written about their experiences in designing a mastery maths curriculum. It seems that there are lots of us designing overviews for year groups with the same goals in mind: long term retention of...
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22 Apr 2014

Making explanations stick

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : Last weekend a twitter conversation resulted in our teaching ‘Big 4′ evolving into 5 –Challenge, explanation, modelling, questioning & feedback.  More can be read on thishere. If I’m honest, I haven’t really given a huge amount of...
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22 Apr 2014

The Right Questions, The Right Way

Edssential article from @ASCD and @dylanwiliam : What do the questions teachers ask in class really reveal about student learning? It is perhaps the most familiar of all classroom routines: A teacher asks the class a question, several students raise their hands, the teacher...
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06 Apr 2014

Top Tips for Interviews

Edssential article from @chrishildrew : I’ve sat on countless interview panels and seen some sparkling, knockout performances. I’ve also seen good applicants make a real hash of it – and rule themselves out of the job. Here’s my list of dos and don’ts for interviewees… Nerves The...
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06 Apr 2014

Modelling & Questioning

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : The 15 Minute Forum was led tonight by English teacher and Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling.  Lucy started the session by saying that when she was using modelling in her lessons, she also considered the key questions that she would need to...
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06 Apr 2014

Pedagogy Postcard #1: Dialogic Questions

Edssential article from @headguruteacher : There are lots of ways of asking questions.  Previously I’ve written about: Probing Questions: http://headguruteacher.com/2013/01/22/great-lessons-1-probing-questions...
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