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Skilful questioning: The beating heart of good pedagogy

Questions are an integral part of classroom life and essential to every teacher’s pedagogical repertoire….

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Is it all just memorisation?

As a memory researcher and teacher-educator, I sometimes get a negative reaction when I talk…

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Cognitive Load Theory and its application in the classroom

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has recently become ‘The Next Big Thing’ in teaching. Dylan Wiliam tweeted on 26 January 2017 that he had ‘come to the…

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Organising knowledge

A knowledge organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic…

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Assessment: Why it matters and what you need to know

Assessment can sometimes feel like a tedious chore. Teaching should be about inspiring young minds,…

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Behaviour management in the classroom

This is it. Your class, without anyone sitting at the back. Your class, without having…

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Resetting and rebooting behaviour

Behaviour is crucial to the success of both you and your pupils. When your classes…

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Creating an inclusive classroom

As an English teacher, head of department, SENCo, Senior Leader and now head of a…

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SEND and the art of detection: An evidence based approach to supp

“Good teachers use good techniques and routines, but techniques and routines alone do not produce…

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Supporting learners who use English as an additional language

Any pupil who has been ‘exposed to a language at home that is known or…

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Strictly classroom

Teaching assistants (TAs) are one of the biggest investments we make in terms of provision…

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Teachers and technology – time to get serious

Although classroom computers have been with us since the 1970s, schools have only recently become…