‘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...

Strategies for effective learning with examples for the classroom

by Shaminder Ahluwalia - Design Technology and Art teacher For a full copy of this presentation (with images) click HERE Spaced Practice Spacing involves distributing studying over...

Headline: “Weak readers struggle more in maths than in English lit”

Further evidence of the importance of literacy on GCSE outcomes was published earlier this year with the conclusion that "Children who are weak readers...

Advanced Growth Mindset

Advanced Growth Mindset Mark Fisher recently attended a conference on Advanced Growth Mindset at Vyners School and we got talking about how this approach to...

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...

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...

A New Use for Desks!

By S Dyer I tried this out with my year 12 sociology class today after seeing it online. They had a question where they had to...

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...

Revision Techniques

Many thanks to Becky for this week's ideas regarding revision. To download a copy of her (wonderfully pink) presentation see below. Revision Techniques Alternately what follows is summary...

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...