27 Jan 2015

Reading aloud — Reading All the Books

Edssential article from @readingthebooks: I was not a confident reader in school. Fortunate enough to begin school knowing how to read, my abilities stalled mid-way through, and I couldn’t seem to move beyond the very simplest texts. I did not read much, with the exception of...
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21 Jan 2015

3 Teaching Techniques That Made My 2014

Edssential article from @dmthomas90: At the start of this academic year I wanted to really put the theory of learning I knew into practice. Here are three teaching techniques I tried that I’ll be taking with me into 2015. 1. Interleave *everything* We know that interleaving...
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21 Jan 2015

15 TOP TIPS FOR 2015

Edssential article from @CristaHazell: 1. Be deadline ready. Know what you’re meant to be doing for when. 2. Be equipped. Know your students, make sure you know how they are doing not just academically. Christmas is lovely for lots of us but not for all of our students. 3. Have...
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21 Jan 2015

The nonsense of the grade descriptors

Edssential article from @chrishildrew: This week I have finalised our new Assessment, Marking and Feedback policy and submitted the draft to the Governors for review. This policy was a complete rewrite, incorporating and committing to our latest thinking on assessment without...
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