Tag: EEF

Working with parents to support children’s learning

7 December 2018

I heard recently that children in the UK typically spend less than 30% of their waking hours in school. Most of us in teaching are well aware that the time we have with our students in school is too brief and therefore it is crucial to make the most of every lesson and learning experience. […]

Posted on: 7 December 2018
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What is disciplinary literacy and why we need it… and why you should come on our course!

5 October 2018

I am an English teacher. I also teach some Drama lessons. There’s an important distinction there, one I am sure many multi-subject colleagues recognise. It means that (generally) I feel my English lessons are more successful than my Drama ones because I can draw upon more knowledge, make more links and give pupils different ways into the learning. My expertise […]

Posted on: 5 October 2018
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New Guidance On How To Develop Pupils’ Metacognitive Knowledge and Skills

27 April 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ metacognitive skills – in short, theirability to plan, monitor and evaluate their own academic progress so they become better at learning and studying. Evidence suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ –which […]

Posted on: 27 April 2018
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More Than Just Marshmallows

14 April 2018

One of the most famous experiments undertaken in psychology is the ‘marshmallow test‘ by Walter Mischel, at Stanford, back in 1960. […]

Author: Alex Quigley
Posted on: 14 April 2018
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School improvement and taming the ‘marking monster’?

9 February 2018

Alex Quigley takes a closer look at the EEF’s latest guidance report, Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 9 February 2018
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Same Day Intervention primary Maths trial

17 January 2018

Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub is recruiting 120 primary schools to take part in an efficacy trial for ‘Same Day Intervention’ sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation. This will be trialled in Year 5 classes and will run for one school year starting in September 2018. […]

Posted on: 17 January 2018
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Who drives evidence-based education?

4 December 2017

When I was an NQT education felt like it was being driven by a class of 30 year 8 students who had me strapped onto the bonnet as they careered recklessly across multiple lanes of traffic. […]

Author: Marcus Jones: Research and Literacy lead, Huntington
Posted on: 4 December 2017
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Becoming a (Metacognitive) Teacher – Part 2

26 May 2017

In a recent EEF focus group held in school we spent some time trying to define metacognition and what it looks like in practice. […]

Author: Dr Susan Smith
Posted on: 26 May 2017
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Making Best Use of the Team on Our Bus: Our Teaching Assistants

6 March 2017

By the time the request for LLE applicants to apply to facilitate the ‘Making Best use of Teaching Assistants’ sprung into my inbox I had long since recognised that this was an area in our school that required our focus.  It was one of those development areas that, as a school leader, buzzed lazily around […]

Posted on: 6 March 2017
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Breakfast Time and Beating Hunger

4 November 2016

The prospective President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, once stated: “Home is a child’s first and most important classroom”. For lots of reasons, Hilary is likely dead right. Evidence from the ‘Magic Breakfast’ EEF project also shows that when the basic resources from home can prove lacking – like at breakfast time – that […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
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