26 Jun 2015

Deconstructing My Own Bad Ideas

Edssential article from @kennypieper : So, yes, I get it, that writing a blog is supposed to be about reflection and learning and thinking through your mistakes. Why is it, then, when I read over the four years of posts I’ve somehow managed to collate, that I’ve come to the...
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26 Jun 2015

Adventures in my classroom – displays

Edssential article from @CristaHazell: A few days ago I was overjoyed to see that @flashsticks had tweeted a very old castle, it was an image from the grammar pages of a very ancient tricolore book from my teenage years. I loved this image and I still love it now, I had it...
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26 Jun 2015

10 Research Based Principles of Instruction for Teachers

Edssential article from @dan_brinton: I recently read an American Educator article from 2012 by Barak Rosenshine that set out 10 principles of instruction informed by research, with subsequent suggestions for implementing them in the classroom. It was also one of the articles...
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20 May 2015

Good boy – The Power of Feedback

Edssential article from @PeteJackson32 : So in clearing out the attic recently, it was my great pleasure, as an historian, to discover my old creative writing book from academic year 1989-1990. I remember distinctly the weekly Creative Writing task that our class teacher, Mr Gee,...
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20 May 2015

Dealing with difficult conversations

Edssential article from @ICTEvangelist: It is true that honesty is always the best policy but how you deliver that feedback and have that conversation is something which can turn that conversation in to a win or a massive lose. Delivering bad news is never easy but these frank...
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07 May 2015

Revision and Research

Edssential article from @MissJLud: I don’t have much time to read blog posts anymore. I’m not sure I ever did but even less now I have made a conscious effort to ensure life comes before work and tend to book up my weekends! I’m not sure how that’s working out either… but this...
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07 May 2015

This much I know about what really works when preparing students for their examinations

Edssential article from @johntomsett : I am keener than ever to spend as much time as possible in classrooms. As I wrote in a post last October, leading our teachers’ own learning about teaching, is, I feel, the most important thing I do in my role as a Headteacher. It’s not...
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01 Apr 2015

A lesson is the wrong unit of time

Edssential article from @BodilUK: I think we talk too much about lessons. A lesson is usually the wrong unit of time to think about. @prcollins recently tweeted the following: Read More
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01 Apr 2015

@IPEVO Making Teaching and Learning More Visible

Edssential article from @LeadingLearner : The world of teaching and learning can become full of gimmicks, fads and “must have” gadgets.  The IPEVO visualiser is different.  It is a rare example of a non-gimmicky gadget that won’t just be a passing fad. At the end of September we...
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01 Apr 2015

EduBook Club – Second Meeting

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : Today saw the second EduBook club meeting at DHS, led by Andy Tharby.  All classroom based staff were bought a book in September, from the selection above.  They then meet to discuss the book they have chosen, during INSET days.  An...
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