Research Spotlight – December

Blog Posts – Focus on Cognitive Load Theory Cognitive load theory (CLT) continues to get a lot of interest in the research-informed community. Many writers are focusing on how, as teachers, we can ensure that we focus on supporting working memory, especially for children who may struggle with their memory or processing speed, reduce extrinsic…

Research Spotlight – November

Blog Posts – focus on recall As ever, there is a huge amount being written on how we can make educational research work for us in the classroom. Here is just a taste of what is out there at the moment. Tom Sherrington’s post on creating a deeper understanding and better recall talks through the…

Putting theory into practice

I love a good teaching and learning book, as anyone who has popped into my classroom or tried to find something on my desk can attest. I also really enjoy attending research conferences (I’m speaking at ResearchEd Durrington this weekend and ResearchEd national conference in London in the Autumn) and find leafing through a research…