This blog is a designed for easy sharing of some of the more popular recent blogs from this site to help teachers reflect on their practice and to access some key research papers.
1. Read the Research
This post links to several online pdfs that people can download or read onscreen for a quick introduction so evidence-informed ideas about effective teaching.
2. Teaching to the Top
This post sets out several ideas about attitudes and strategies teachers can use to stretch all of their students all of the time, making sure their top end is truly challenged. It’s the CPD topic I am asked to talk about most often.
3. Teaching strategies to practise
This was a very popular post outlining some simple techniques to work on over time to truly embed them in your teaching from questioning techniques to quizzing and types of feedback
4. The Most Common Feedback
This recent post has resonated with lots of people. It’s true to say that when I give feedback to teachers at least one of these areas will feature – nearly every time. Take a look and see if any apply to your lessons.
5. Giving Feedback as Actions
This post suggests five different forms of actions students can take in response to feedback. The ideas is that all feedback provides instructions for an action – it’s about their response – or else it’s not worth doing.
Silver Arrows: Simple ideas with a big impact:
And one bonus post from the archives:
As the infographic above shows, the ideas are quite simple – but if you do some or all of this routinely, you’re going to be teaching well. There is overlap here with the other posts but it’s different way to communicate the ideas.
And a final bonus – the Bill Rogers Classic – just for completeness:
Ten of my favourite ideas from Bill Rogers. This is the most read blog on my site by far.
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