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...

Your New Year’s Resolution!: Reward students for demonstrating the Haydon Value...

Rebecca Skertchly, Lead Practitioner Perseverance My son is four years old and started school in September. He had been learning phonics in nursery and continued in...

Principles of Instruction: Research-based strategies that all teachers should know

In a 2012 article, Barak Rosenshine outlines 10 principles of instruction that 'all teachers should know'. These principles are: Begin a lesson with short...

Enabling Not Labelling

by Judith Evans – SENCO We often talk about the difficulties students with a diagnosis face. Instead of thinking in a deficit model way consider also...