Mind Maps – a great revision tool

By S Baker-Perkins If I asked you to think of a horse, what would you imagine? A brown horse? Black? Anyone have a 'My Little...

Snakes, Ladders and Mark Schemes

I had recently written a post about the importance of understanding mark schemes and shared a tip about how to help students realise the...

Tip: Memorable Mark Scheme

In 1995 I was sitting my own GCSEs and two years later in 1997, my A-levels. At 6th form college I distinctly remember being...

Information vs Knowledge

What English teacher doesn’t like a good metaphor? In fact you could say the key to an English teacher’s heart is through a carefully...

Visible Learning, SOLO Taxonomy and Lego

How can you get through to the top students that they need to take more risks in their work, while at the same time...

Virtuous Errors: Reworking the language of ‘mistakes.’

Teachers have long since accepted that mistakes are critical to the learning experience, and that those learners who embrace the mistakes and see them...

‘Spatial’ vs. ‘temporal’ exam technique

Whilst studying for my own A-Levels I was given some advice that, without overstating the issue, completely repositioned my thought process of how to...

Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy in the classroom

by G Gohil I wanted to improve my lessons and get more engagement in class and had heard of a new technique around called Solo...

Growth Mindset: What to say, what not to say…

Growth Mindset is a cultural shift - Here's how to shift students from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, by subtle changes in...

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