Boys Don’t Try – Rethinking Masculinity in Schools

Boys Don’t Try – Rethinking Masculinity in Schools Exploring gender differences in education forms a key part of the Sociology specification, in particular looking at...

Visible Learning, SOLO Taxonomy and Lego

How can you get through to the top students that they need to take more risks in their work, while at the same time...

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...

Boys’ underachievement: Closing the gap at Haydon

When I started researching the gap between boys’ and girls’ achievement at Haydon, and by talking to colleagues, it became apparent that this is...

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...

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...

Reflective Questioning

When getting students to REACT to a task, it is also worth considering getting them to REACT to their own thought process and what...

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...

Tinsel wigs, a skeleton, a jar of Marmite & a cuddly...

It is now over a month since Caroline and I appeared from behind a curtain in tinsel wigs on training day, to launch our...

React / Growth Mindset Posters

The links below allow you to download a copy of the React / Growth Mindset posters for display in your room, departments or faculty...