Yearly Archives: 2020

Having fun with Analogies

I’d stumbled across an article about If every Premier League team was a Game of Thrones character, who would they be? Which is a...

“But, Because, So” – Expanding writing and thinking

A great technique for helping all students regardless of ability to expand on their writing and also to develop their thinking on ideas is...

Screencasting Options

During this period of remote teaching, it may be that some of you wish to explore the idea of screencasting.There is plenty of software...

Teaching from Home podcasts

For anyone interested in listening to how other teachers / schools are navigating the implications of Coronavirus / teaching from home, it's well worth taking...

Visual Learning Journey

Recently I’d written a post about how Visual Retrieval Practice could work as a great starter (or any other part of a lesson) to...

Visual Retrieval Practice Activity

I recently observed a lesson with a great starter activity that had all the students engaged and was a clever way of mixing some...

The importance of making learning connections

Recently I saw a very good demonstration of the importance of making connections when it comes to learning, and how this can make knowledge...

SEND Review

Below is the outcomes of the recent SEND review, including WWW and EBI. Key Terms WWW Key terms - made explicit through Q+A Good paired discussion...

A little story of “why”… (and the science of elaboration and...

The story starts on a recent cold and very frosty morning in Rickmansworth - which incidentally really is one of the coldest towns in...

REACT in Design technology

R Vestey See below for the link to the T&L presentation of REACT in Design Technology lessons with some excellent examples of how REACT is...