Classrooms

How often do you reteach?

During this academic session I have had one class that has required me to reteach topics quite a lot. Perhaps this could be due to poor instruction in the first instance, however I could argue that due to skilful checking for understanding I have identified that I don’t have an 80% success rate. We know…

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How often do you reteach?

What Works in Education with Lee Elliot-Major

In this podcast I am joined by the UK’s first Professor in Social Mobility, co-creator of the EEF’s Toolkit for Learning & Teaching and co-author of What Works? in Secondary Education, Dr Lee Elliot-Major. We discuss his career to date, social mobility and what schools can do to tackle this and his new book which…

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Our Ability to Learn is our Greatest Weapon with Bradley Busch

Bradley Busch is a Chartered Psychologist and a Director at InnerDrive. He co-authored ‘The Science of Learning, 77 Studies Every Teacher Needs to Know’. Bradley and I discuss his recent TedX talk, the book and its content and also some of his work on the Guardian Teacher Network. Bradley shares his top 3 studies from…

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Does your classroom environment hinder learning?

In Jamie Thom’s (2018) book ‘Slow Teaching’ he describes the classroom arena as a teachers space where they project powerful subliminal messages to those that enter. Each teachers classroom is a representation of them and their ideals for learning and teaching. Some teachers will have heavily decorated walls that have scores of students work amongst…

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Does your classroom environment hinder learning?