Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Why a Knowledge-Based Curriculum Could be the Future | classteaching

Last November at Durrington, we dedicated some of our INSET day to thinking about knowledge organisers: what they are; why they should play a major role in teaching and learning; how to create them; and how to use them most effectively to maximise students’ learning. Since then, departments have been working collaboratively to produce and implement knowledge organisers, and this in turn has brought to light some complex questions and many hours of deliberation. In particular, the process of creating knowledge organisers has meant that teachers have had to consciously justify what knowledge…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Why a Knowledge-Based Curriculum Could be the Future | classteaching

Last November at Durrington, we dedicated some of our INSET day to thinking about knowledge organisers: what they are; why they should play a major role in teaching and learning; how to create them; and how to use them most effectively to maximise students’ learning. Since then, departments have been working collaboratively to produce and implement knowledge organisers, and this in turn has brought to light some complex questions and many hours of deliberation. In particular, the process of creating knowledge organisers has meant that teachers have had to consciously justify what knowledge…

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Setting up for successful questioning | classteaching

This week’s Teaching Forum focuses on how PE teacher James Crane has worked to create a classroom climate conducive to successful questioning.  During our conversation he revealed how he identified and developed three key components that work together to provide an atmosphere in which questioning works.

He has defined the three elements as preparation, culture and knowledge of your students.  While these inter-dependent elements distil his personal thinking on questioning, they also tie-in with much of the research evidence in this area.

Preparation:

In a relatively unusual step…

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The Best of 2017 | classteaching

As 2017 draws to a close, we bring you the best of the blogs that have been shared on classteaching.  It’s been another great year for educational blogging, with an increasingly sharper focus on evidence-informed practice.  As a profession, we are all indebted to the hundreds of colleagues who use their own time to very generously share their own thoughts and reflections through blogging.  It really is such a rich and varied source of CPD.

So here we go, for every month we have picked one blog from the classteaching archives and one ‘blog of the week’.  Enjoy!
January

 

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The Best of 2017 | classteaching

As 2017 draws to a close, we bring you the best of the blogs that have been shared on classteaching.  It’s been another great year for educational blogging, with an increasingly sharper focus on evidence-informed practice.  As a profession, we are all indebted to the hundreds of colleagues who use their own time to very generously share their own thoughts and reflections through blogging.  It really is such a rich and varied source of CPD.

So here we go, for every month we have picked one blog from the classteaching archives and one ‘blog of the week’.  Enjoy!
January

 

The value of…

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Making Spaced Practice Count | classteaching

This week’s teaching forum was with maths teacher Morwenna Treleven. Morwenna has been thinking about how to tackle the issue of having to get students to remember a large amount of content, in preparation for terminal exams.  This has coincided with completing the first year of a school-based masters and thinking about an area of interest for her dissertation for year 2.  Following a presentation last year by science teacher Phoebe Bence on using ‘Ankiapp’ to support spaced practice, Morwenna introduced ‘pause lessons’ every week, to review previously covered material – but she wanted to go…

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Making Spaced Practice Count | classteaching

This week’s teaching forum was with maths teacher Morwenna Treleven. Morwenna has been thinking about how to tackle the issue of having to get students to remember a large amount of content, in preparation for terminal exams.  This has coincided with completing the first year of a school-based masters and thinking about an area of interest for her dissertation for year 2.  Following a presentation last year by science teacher Phoebe Bence on using ‘Ankiapp’ to support spaced practice, Morwenna introduced ‘pause lessons’ every week, to review previously covered material – but she wanted to go…

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