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...

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...

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...

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...

What Scrabble can teach us about Questioning

Let’s work on the premise that one way of offering differentiated learning tasks is to offer a choice of questions to learners, who can...

‘Pre-Assessment’ or ‘What do you already know?’

I think most teachers will agree that some of the most satisfying moments in the classroom happen when students bring something personal or original...

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...

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...

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...

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...