Pruning your practice: seven criteria for cutting away ineffective strategies | classteaching

By Andy Tharby

At this time of the school year we usually dedicate some of our time to thinking about the new approaches we aim to adopt next year. Often we concentrate on the improvements we will make: better resources, better teaching strategies, better relationships … And when we picture ourselves at the start of the next year, fresh and bushy-tailed, we imagine ourselves ready to face new challenges head-on, complete with a repertoire of exciting new tricks up our sleeves.

However, we should also pause to reflect on what we need to discard from our practice as well as the additions we…

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Pruning your practice: seven criteria for cutting away ineffective strategies | classteaching

By Andy Tharby

At this time of the school year we usually dedicate some of our time to thinking about the new approaches we aim to adopt next year. Often we concentrate on the improvements we will make: better resources, better teaching strategies, better relationships … And when we picture ourselves at the start of the next year, fresh and bushy-tailed, we imagine ourselves ready to face new challenges head-on, complete with a repertoire of exciting new tricks up our sleeves.

However, we should also pause to reflect on what we need to discard from our practice as well as the additions we…

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Five Tips for Making the Most of Gained Time | classteaching

It’s the time of year when the once faint glimmer of Year 11 gained time is now a blazing light for many teachers. Despite best intentions, it is all too easy to let these gained hours slip away and to have little left to show for them other than a rearranged desk drawer and some alphabetised folders.

To help ensure that gained time means what is says on the tin, science teacher Bex Owen has shared five invaluable tips and ideas about how to make these hours as productive as possible over the next few weeks.

1. List the Little Things

Bex is a lover of lists. At this point in the…

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Five Tips for Making the Most of Gained Time | classteaching

It’s the time of year when the once faint glimmer of Year 11 gained time is now a blazing light for many teachers. Despite best intentions, it is all too easy to let these gained hours slip away and to have little left to show for them other than a rearranged desk drawer and some alphabetised folders.

To help ensure that gained time means what is says on the tin, science teacher Bex Owen has shared five invaluable tips and ideas about how to make these hours as productive as possible over the next few weeks.

1. List the Little Things

Bex is a lover of lists. At this point in the…

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5 tips for using year 10 mocks | classteaching

In this brave new world in which reformed GCSE specifications have created more exams than ever before, the piles of mock papers are growing increasingly tall.

Schools have organised the sitting of practice exams quite idiosyncratically, with a variety of models out there, often depending on factors such as whether the school favours a two or three-year KS4.  Our year 10 students at Durrington will finish their first mock examination period at the end of next week and will have a second exam period immediately before Christmas.  To supplement this a few other mocks for certain subjects will…

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5 tips for using year 10 mocks | classteaching

In this brave new world in which reformed GCSE specifications have created more exams than ever before, the piles of mock papers are growing increasingly tall.

Schools have organised the sitting of practice exams quite idiosyncratically, with a variety of models out there, often depending on factors such as whether the school favours a two or three-year KS4.  Our year 10 students at Durrington will finish their first mock examination period at the end of next week and will have a second exam period immediately before Christmas.  To supplement this a few other mocks for certain subjects will…

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Durrington Research School Training Programme 2018-19 | classteaching

Now is the time of year in schools, when leaders are beginning to plan their improvement priorities and plans for next year.  At the Durrington Research School, we have planned our training programme for next year, around key themes that we think will support schools with these priorities.

All of our training programmes are run over three days across the year, so that the training is ongoing and sustained.  They are all based around the best available research evidence and all use the EEF Implementation Plan to help delegates mobilise what they have learnt on the programme, back at their…

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