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  • Flow Learning

    9th June 2018

    How do you achieve Flow in the classroom? We have designed our T&L guide with Flow in mind. It is not a tick list of what we as teachers need to to do in the classroom, rather a menu from which we make rational choices from and using our professional judgement. From it, we create the correct recipe for the learner in front of us, based on the rich information we have gathered about them. 

    The guide has been put together based on research and the experience of our team of teachers and leaders. It is based on 3 key pillars:

    - Subject passion and pedgagogy

    - Responsive teaching

    - The power of explanation

    The foundations of which are:

    - Professional relationships and behaviour for learning

    - Professional relationships and high expectations

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  • Making the learning vi2ible

    21st June 2016

    John Hattie’s book Visible Learning states that teachers and leaders need to be continually aware of the impact they are having on their students by analysing evidence and making the decisions about how best to change the approach to ensure maximum progress for all.

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  • Lest we forget!

    20th June 2016

    I am sure, like me, you have had the frustrating experience where a class remembers something well by the end of the lesson but seems to have completely forgotten it the next! This is especially pertinent with students in low ability groups. For this reason we decided that developing memory skills was going to be a focus of Weydon’s action research. We needed to research how memories are stored and how as teachers’ we can improve retention of information by the techniques we adopt in the classroom.

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  • Supporting learning through effective revision techniques

    15th May 2016

    5 revision techniques that work well and make a difference to learning – get the students thinking


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  • Catharsis in a Teenager’s Insular World

    5th June 2015

    Catharsis - the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.

    It is a common complaint: that in our ever-increasingly connected society, we are increasingly disconnected from the real world and face to face connections.   Watching students and their friends walk into school together with one headphone installed in one ear and the other dangling loose, you begin to be concerned for their generation and ironically their communication skills.


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