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Myth Busting

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Following the ‘Share or Dare’ theme of the Autumn Term, the Spring Term focus for Teaching and Learning Briefings is the busting of myths. In the autumn, the briefings aimed to help develop a climate in which staff felt able to share the successes and failures of trialing new ideas. In the spring term, there needs to be a different focus. As staff work to video lessons and reflect on personal practice, the briefings need to give some […]

Facts, Skills and Wagon Wheels

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I have spent the last week looking back at one of my lessons in light of listening to Daisy Christodoulou on Radio 4’s series, ‘The Educators’. To reduce her argument: “Have too few facts been taught in schools in favour of teaching skills?” It was a lesson for a Yr11 group I see only once a fortnight for Progress Plus, in which I intended to motivate through curiosity. I needed to provide an opportunity for […]