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...

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...

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...

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...

Are Kahoot quizzes just a bit of fun?

I have used Kahoot as a fun quiz technique in my lessons for some time, however a recent discovery of the analysis function in...

Reflections on Questioning

By S Clarke I decided to join the questioning strand of CPD training as I felt as a more experienced Teacher it was something I could...

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...

Key Knowledge Placemats

Most, if not all of us have been affected by quite significant changes to our subjects’ content as a result of the recent introduction...

Teaching and Learning Fayre: Jan 2018

On Tuesday 23rd January, Haydon held its inaugural Teachmeet event, branded as the ‘Teaching and Learning Fayre’. The event was an opportunity to hear about...

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...