Where have all the students’ questions gone?

In my quest to better understand the nature of effective questioning I’ve become more acutely aware of the scarcity of times when insightful questions...

Running and Learning #3: Cover Lesson

I was absolutely delighted. Cover lesson! Trainer Neil was unable to lead our Tuesday session. He was aware of a conflicting commitment so spoke...

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...

Running and Learning #2: Extra Tuition

I’ve got an extra trainer. Mum was so devastated when I missed my MEG by 10 minutes that she is willing to pay the...

PiXL Quick Marking Techniques

Click on the link below for quick marking strategies from my training session on 22 November 2016 e.g. live marking in the lesson, targets,...

Running and learning #4: Progress is Tough

*Note: Mental Health Awareness day was on Wednesday 10 October.  Progress is hard. I came last in the bleep test and I didn’t improve my 5km...

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...

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...

Boys’ underachievement: Closing the gap at Haydon

When I started researching the gap between boys’ and girls’ achievement at Haydon, and by talking to colleagues, it became apparent that this is...

React / Growth Mindset Posters

The links below allow you to download a copy of the React / Growth Mindset posters for display in your room, departments or faculty...

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