This week’s blog comes for Durrington School which has recently been designated a research school. Andy Tharby and Shaun Allison who wrote ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ teach there and this book can be borrowed from the staff room. In the blog, teachers detail how they have put research into practice. There are some interesting thoughts on retrieval, explicit vocabulary teaching, literacy in geography and effective use of knowledge organisers.
There are lots of interesting links on the site.
I really enjoyed this blog, questioning is something that I am always trying to improve and this really clarified the need to think carefully about the sequencing of the questions we ask.
Questioning for Confirmation… and then Challenge
This week’s blog of the week has a PP focus and there are so many links to the work we are doing on independent learning.
A really nice blog that gives some thoughts about how to motivate children in school.
Why children do not care about being successful adults.
This is a very interesting blog discussing how to plan extended explanations of substantive content, delivered didactically to a whole class.
Ten principles for great explicit teaching
This week’s blog reinforces the research that repeated retrieval aids retention.
Homework is one that often causes a real stir and this blog is nothing new. The blog mentions flip learning and this is also something that some staff have applied quite successfully.
The Homework Conundrum
This is a nice blog to get us thinking about teaching and learning as we approach the new term. You may recognise the struggle zone and the six principles as I have shared this before. This is taken from the book ‘Make Every Lesson Count’ which is an excellent book if anyone would like to borrow it.