Teaching strategies: Teaching disaffected students | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in March 2017.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.  
You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here. 

One of the most common complaints that teachers have – and one of the reasons so many teachers leave the profession – is that they have to teach students who just don’t want to be taught.

How, they ask, can you force students to learn something that they have no desire to learn?

The honest answer is that you can’t. However, you can do much to help disaffected and demotivated students to…

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Teaching strategies: Small group teaching | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in March 2017.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.  
You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here. 

Last week we examined ways of teaching large groups of students in an attempt to bring the much-maligned lecture back into favour.

We said that the lecture is a cost-effective means of teaching large groups of students with fewer staff. It’s a good use of precious learning space, too.

We also concluded that the lecture gives whole cohorts a shared experience so that each student is made…

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Teaching strategies: Teaching disaffected students | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in March 2017.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.  
You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here. 

One of the most common complaints that teachers have – and one of the reasons so many teachers leave the profession – is that they have to teach students who just don’t want to be taught.

How, they ask, can you force students to learn something that they have no desire to learn?

The honest answer is that you can’t. However, you can do much to help disaffected and demotivated students to…

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Teaching strategies: Small group teaching | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in March 2017.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.  
You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here. 

Last week we examined ways of teaching large groups of students in an attempt to bring the much-maligned lecture back into favour.

We said that the lecture is a cost-effective means of teaching large groups of students with fewer staff. It’s a good use of precious learning space, too.

We also concluded that the lecture gives whole cohorts a shared experience so that each student is made…

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School funding crisis? What crisis? | Administrator

School leaders are facing the biggest challenge of their professional lives: they’re simultaneously trying to balance the books amid a national funding crisis and provide the resources required to bolster teaching and learning and improve outcomes for learners.

According to the National Audit Office schools face an 8 per cent real-terms cut worth £3 billion by 2020.  

More than half of schools already lack enough income to cover their expenditure. In 2015/16, for example, 53% of multi-academy trusts spent more than their income compared with just 25% the previous year.

Governors in…

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School funding crisis? What crisis? | Administrator

School leaders are facing the biggest challenge of their professional lives: they’re simultaneously trying to balance the books amid a national funding crisis and provide the resources required to bolster teaching and learning and improve outcomes for learners.

According to the National Audit Office schools face an 8 per cent real-terms cut worth £3 billion by 2020.  

More than half of schools already lack enough income to cover their expenditure. In 2015/16, for example, 53% of multi-academy trusts spent more than their income compared with just 25% the previous year.

Governors in…

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Teaching strategies: Lecture style learning | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in March 2017.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.  
You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here. 

A lecture: A long serious speech, especially one given as a scolding or reprimand. Otherwise known as a chiding, a rebuke, a reproof, a reproach, a remonstration, a berating, a castigation, a tirade, a diatribe, an harangue, an admonishment, and a lambasting.
So, it’s fair to say that the humble lecture has acquired something of a bad name for itself.
The Harvard physicist Eric Mazur said…

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