Month: May 2020

What every teacher should do: check for understanding

If we first consider the notion that there is a distinct difference between learning and performance, that is when your students are providing great answers to questions in class they may simply be performing in the moment, later during a test, for example, you may find that they haven’t actually learned anything. This idea is…

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What every teacher should do: check for understanding

The Resurgence of Class Forums

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I will continue the use of EdTech when I return to my classroom. Many are advocating for us to completely change the way we think and do our jobs. However, I am not so keen and will want to go back to how I was teaching…

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The Resurgence of Class Forums

Build the bridges and the ships

Whatever side of the education debate you land on its important for us to find our common ground, because after all aren’t we after the very same things? I’ve been full of joy and wonder since listening to Emma Turner and Tom Sherrington on todays #BrewEdIsolation. They spoke about their upcoming show ‘Mind the Gap’…

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Build the bridges and the ships

Why demanding excellence is the change we need in our lessons

I’m beginning to be heavily influenced by the writings of both Ron Berger and more prominently Tom Sherrington. To say i’ve spent a few hours trawling through Toms blog is a bit of an understatement. After reading The Learning Rainforest I have immersed myself in blogs, books and articles to help me better understand great…

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Why demanding excellence is the change we need in our lessons

How Clear are Your Classroom Routines?

Ive been thinking a lot recently about the characteristics of great teachers. Although it is something that may come naturally to some teachers, who don’t even realise that they are doing a great job as it has become the norm. For many others they need to really consider how to become great and it is…

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How Clear are Your Classroom Routines?