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Lovely lesson watching @APitsillis and her low prior attainment English group. Lots of opportunities for students t… t.co/qlCBMXgwHM

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Tested out some knowledge organisers today with year 8! Using them to create fact files for two angle rules.… t.co/golmEH4Imu

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Fab lesson with year 8 looking at angle facts! Using some differentiated worksheets and exit tickets to encourage s… t.co/BOLrU8gQHD

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Great starter with year 10 looking at exemplar exam answers! #Learning2Learn

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Year 7 art students working through a 'creative checklist' to see if they could discover the elements to great natu… t.co/lLcs6Iwk36

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Its our teaching and learning theme week at @SandringhamSch1. Our focus this year is on self-regulation and metacog… t.co/eANiIOVFRK

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A focus on the ‘Plan’ stage of the plan, monitor and evaluate cycle with Year 12 today, with me modelling what you… t.co/2SpwZtgx6F

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'Talk Partners' in KS3 Design and Technology, using peer review to assess the effectiveness of their wooden joints.… t.co/9NDVn3FsTM

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Quizzing using exam questions for high challenge but low threat learning. Supporting recall of key content and appl… t.co/wqnnVoEmap

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Supporting students to monitor their extended writing in economics by using checklists #learning2learn

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SEND Strategy Bookmarks

Our SEND department have created a set of bookmarks for teachers that help to demystify common SEND conditions and provide some simple to use strategies to support students. These are designed to be printed double-sided and laminated, as per the picture...

eLearning – Thinking about Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and our teaching practice

Bloom’s Taxonomy, developed in the 1950’s, expressed thinking and learning through a set of concepts that begin with lower order thinking skills and build to higher order thinking skills. The initial phraseology of Bloom’s Taxonomy had six levels, beginning with...

Quick quizzes

I was reminded of this idea, whilst observing a lesson. A great starter is a quick quiz with up to 10 questions for students to answer. This helps students to remember what they were learning about in the last lesson and help them begin to make their framework for...

Designing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies – UK Schools Launch

One of the biggest challenges in teaching with an eLearning approach is knowing what are effective pedagogies to use once the basics of technology and software have been overcome. Providing the answers to this question is the goal of the DEIMP project - an Erasmus+...

Inclusion is our T&L Focus this year

For 2018-19 academic year, our focus is upon Inclusion. We have reorganised to try to integrate the support given for SEND, Pupil Premium, Children Looked After and High Starters (Gifted and Talented). The idea is to maximise the potential for every child, surely the...

Sandringham CPD Teach Meet 2018

Here are some of the thoughts and resources from the Sandringham summer Teach Meet on 26th June 2018 Karen Paul - Opening presentation and launch of the Sandringham Learning Journal Presentation for Teach Meet Rich Davis - Prioritising Pastoral In the Prioritising...

Cognitive Load Theory

Cognitive Load Theory by Nicola Gunton Having delivered the Twilight INSET on based Memorable Teaching by Peps Mccrea and working with an NQT I have become more interested in cognitive load. In the INSET session I introduced this idea by having a written task to read...

Should we be grouping students by attainment?

There has long been unclear evidence as to the impact of grouping by attainment. Many of us can probably recall some evidence that setting only benefits students in the top groups and can have a detrimental effect on the lower sets. But where did this research come...

Developing Differentiation in English

Over the course of this year, a small group of English teachers have been working together to develop strategies for differentiation in English. We met last week to share some of our experiences and to think about how we can continue to develop our work in this area....

Reading and SMSC – The importance of developing an empathetic response

    Reading has been described as 'a gateway into another world' and for many students their world view is indeed shaped by the books that they read. This year's Whole School Read, 'The Bone Sparrow' is set in a refugee camp in Australia and follows  the plight of...

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