03 Jun 2013

What science can tell us about how pupils learn best?

Edssential article from @joe__kirby : All sorts of things strike us as important in learning, given basic physical, physiological and emotional security: extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, expectations, mindset, prior knowledge, intrinsic interest in the topic, perceived...
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02 Jun 2013

Putting ‘less’ into lessons

Edssential article from @tomboulter: Schools are complex organisations, and the job of a teacher is far from simple. There is, frankly, a lot to do, and significant good judgement and skill is required to perform the constant decision-making, management of interactions and...
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02 Jun 2013

Teaching repertoire to learning repertoire

Edssential article from @fullonlearning: Visible pedagogy One of my most memorable responses when I asked, “What do you like most about these lessons?” was the reply from a Year 7 pupil who answered without hesitation, “I like the plenary that Miss always does.” On hearing this,...
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01 Jun 2013

This much I know about…Lesson Planning

Edssential article from @johntomsett : Ask any set of students for the five key features of a good teacher and they will give you essentially the same answer: good teachers are enthusiastic; they make lessons fun; they know their subject; they respect us as adults; they help if...
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31 May 2013

The myth of progress within lessons

Edssential article from @kevbartle: My heckles are risen so I need to post this and post it quick.  Let me nail my colours to the mast here and make a bold, unequivocal statement: There is no such thing as progress within lessons.  There is only learning. And let me make a...
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31 May 2013

Planning a ‘perfect’ lesson

Edssential article from @learningspy: How long does a decent lesson take to plan? Ofsted have recently made clear that they’re not interested in over complicated lesson plans noting that “excessive detail within plans causes teachers to lose sight of the central focus on pupils’...
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