28th August 2017

A Circle of Dots

A circle of dots? What do you see?

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9th January 2017

The Memory Clock

Sandringham School has a tremendous Teaching and Learning Blog.In this new post they explain how their Memory Clock concept helps to counter ineffective revision practices for GCSE pupils.

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I'm sure we've all played the classic game of Guess Who at some point in the past! Here are some instructions for a simple version to play in the classroom.

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We've all faced learners in the classroom who, despite our best efforts, remain disengaged and disinterested. The reasons for disengagement are really complex and often differ from person to...

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This is certainly a hot topic on the playground on the school-run in my area, with parents and teachers unsure about how much or how little "screen time" is ideal for children.

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The Ofsted chief, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has said that the UK's "one size fits all" education system is failing youngsters, with those who are less 'traditionally academic" being left behind by a...

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Mocks! Love them or hate them, there's no denying that they create a substantial workload for teachers. How can the Mock exam process be made more bearable and effective for both teachers and...

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Problem-Based Learning, or PBL for short, is probably one of those techniques that as teachers we know we should probably try it out, but because it appears to be so different from our usual style,...

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It's estimated that around 50,000 children are homeschooled in the UK - a good number will return to mainstream education in schools, but many teachers and education professionals have little...

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No doubt a good number of teachers will have seen this cartoon from TeacherToolkit, but it's a good reminder to all of us to think about our questioning technique:

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