Tag: EEF

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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When Project Based Learning Goes Wrong

4 November 2016

Project Based Learning, or PBL for short, has the power to inspire very passionate opinions in education. For some, it heralds the future of education, freed from an outmoded ‘factory model’ of learning; whereas for others, it is a bright and shiny catastrophe waiting to happen. For those uninitiated, PBL is founded upon some key […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
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Is the Pen Mightier than the Computer?

2 November 2016

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a report assessing the impact of Abracadabra (ABRA), a 20-week online literacy programme, on literacy outcomes for Year 1 pupils. ABRA is composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts and is designed to be delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to […]

Posted on: 2 November 2016
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