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  • Compassion at a time of sorrow

    16th November 2015

    At a time we are all horrified  by the inhumane acts others can inflict, this story of a young man’s compassion is touching. I am sure that many of us receive emails from parents recounting such acts of kindness from our students and all of us are equally proud. Here is one such email that we received towards the end  of last week, just before the horrifying acts in Paris.

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  • Developing a finding out culture

    26th June 2015

    Whether we call it a research, Enquiry or Finding out culture is not for me important, what matters is having a means of finding out what works for our children and having a model within which we can experiment with new ideas, building our knowledge base and consequently our confidence in what we do.

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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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  • From memory to mastery

    10th January 2015

    In an educational era post modular and recognition in light of the Wolf report that most qualifications except GCSE are suitable for all abilities, we are left with a need to ensure that our students can retain large amounts of information for the myriad of exams they will need to sit. I am sure like me you’ll have had the frustrating experience of seeing a class grasp and understand a concept perfectly in lessons, only to have completely and utterly forgotten it when you mention it later on in the year or even the next lesson for some students! For this reason I have been researching and implementing some strategies to enhance students’ retention within a lesson and trying to improve their memory. I’m really interested to find out what others think and about strategies that work for them. The well written blog by Pragmatic Education entitled ‘Why don’t students remember what they’ve learned?’ assisted me in pulling the areas of my research into one document. With thanks to Joe Kirby for his excellent blog, which has been heavily quoted and referenced.

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  • iPads - the student perspective

    18th December 2014

    A small group of Year 10 students recently trialled using iPads in  the classroom. These are their findings (Written by Joe and Grace, Year 10)

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