Tag: Dan Willingham

The ‘Reading Gap’ between Primary and Secondary School

17 March 2018

A lot of attention is rightly devoted by schools to address primary to secondary ‘transition’. We know that as children move schools it can prove a difficult move emotionally. Therefore, our focus, quite rightly, attends pastoral matters to offer vital support to our pupils. And yet, what if we a missing a vital aspect of […]

Posted on: 17 March 2018
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A vocabulary led curriculum

17 January 2018

As part of our ‘Building Confident Research-leads’ course we ask colleagues to consider different aspects that feed into curriculum planning such as: exam board Assessment Objectives; teacher subject knowledge; and core subject related skills. […]

Posted on: 17 January 2018
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Homework: What Does the Evidence Say?

10 November 2017

The subject of homework inspires strong opinions. Teachers, parents and students themselves all have a view on the matter and those views are often diametrically opposed. Dylan Wiliam, back in 2014, shared a very strong opinion that didn’t exactly condemn the evidence and action related to homework to the dustbin, but he poked a gaping hole into our every assumption about homework and its impact. […]

Posted on: 10 November 2017
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Telling Stories and Teaching History

5 June 2017

As history teachers, we love telling stories. It is integral to how we communicate about and conceptualise the past; however, we hate it when students tell us those same stories. […]

Author: Hugh Richards
Posted on: 5 June 2017
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