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...

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...

Classroom Design: Considering the dynamics of desks

The image above, taken from a Victorian classroom, paints a very clear picture that whilst many aspects of education are unrecognisable from those of...

Focus on the questions that matter

I think it would be fascinating to do a school wide study into how many questions students are presented with in every lesson. Admittedly...

Question Frames

One recurrent theme throughout a lot of my recent posts has been the use of questioning. In no small part is this a result...

‘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...

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...

WWIDD: Reflective Questioning

Albert Einstein remarked that the definition of insanity was ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ And yet students...

Hinge Questions: A Case for Closed Questions

Much talk about questioning in the classroom will focus on the dichotomy between closed questions being problematic and open questions as very much the...

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