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15 Ingredients for a Successful TEAM in a School

I was sent this infographic from my colleague Richard Mahoney over at https://www.lnkd.in/gnFpXuU which is really great at looking at TEAMS and how they function. I put it on a post and then thought, actually I have lots of helpful ideas for teachers just starting out at running their own departments in a school setting …

Behaviour in Schools – Ensuring Progress

I was looking at Evidence Based Teaching factors in a previous article when it struck me how important behaviour is as a factor in all of this. The studies showed that poor behaviour can cost around 1 to 2 grades on average in a class which means that you will never get a progress 8 …

Behaviour Management – 3 Chances

One of the biggest causes of stress for teachers is the problem of adolescent behaviour management (Education Endowment Foundation, 2019). The stress can be escalated when you use every behaviour management strategy that is thrown your way only to find it unsuccessful. The key to good behaviour management is a robust policy that all teachers …

Improving Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students

It is clear from national data and the NFER 2015 Paper that there is a massive disparity for KS4 outcomes across UK schools. We also find from research, and common sense that there are several clear factors found in schools where pupils tended to be above the average progress line. I have always been clear …

Mobile Phones in Lessons

So, I was trying to think about this new mobile phone idea of banning them. I then decided to ask a few people what they thought. I will start with the positive reasons why we should use them, which is a rather long list (not exhaustive) and finish with the few problems and mitigations. I …

Rosenshine Principals

This is all about an interesting piece of quite old action educational research produced by Robert Stevens and Barak Rosenshine and has revised many times over. They were trying to produce a commonality between lessons and what is required to produce “good learning”. They initially came up with 6 instructional teaching functions which I would …

Testing and Impact it Has?

People have talked a whole lot about testing over the years but now there is research backing up the good practice taking place in schools around the country. I was reading a recent piece of research “Testing (Quizzing) Boosts Classroom Learning: A Systematic and Meta-Analytic Review” which had some really useful ideas I wanted to …

Using WordPress for elearning

WordPress  is a very a flexible platform for Education communicators to bring together all the facets of elearning they want their pupils to see. I personally use WordPress as the main part of animatedscience which enables me to pull together my youtube content on Science, my twitter feeds @animatedsci  and also a link to moodle sites and other materials I have online for teaching. You can also promote …