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...

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...

Revision Clocks

One of the most useful tips to come out of the recent TeachMeet event at Vyners School was a really simple resource to help...

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...

Differentiation through ‘Tic-Tac-Toe.’

If you are keen to explore ways in which you can offer choice to students in an engaging way that doesn’t end up in...
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In Praise of Screencasting

I would hazard a guess that any conversation with a Haydon media teacher in recent years about teaching pedagogy would have soon led to...

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...

Revision Techniques

Many thanks to Becky for this week's ideas regarding revision. To download a copy of her (wonderfully pink) presentation see below. Revision Techniques Alternately what follows is summary...

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...

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