Supporting SEND Students Through Revision

Supporting SEND students through revision We often ask ourselves whether or not SEND students actually require anything additional to, or different from, when it comes to revision. Generally speaking, the strategies that you would apply to support atypical students are just as effective with SEND students. When considering how to support SEND students, the most…

Experts needed!

If you know me at all, you probably know that I love to bake. Some people tell me I should apply for the Great British Bake Off, which is flattering but it’ll never happen. Why? Because although my ego is almost big enough to make it seem like a good idea, and I am a…

Dialogic Teaching and Powerful Knowledge

The ideas of Michael Young relating to powerful knowledge seem to have gained traction in discourse around education in England. The concept is referenced by Ofsted, the Department for Education and their ministers, and several books have been published by teachers exploring the implications in their subjects and across the school. However, whilst a great…

Lessons in Revision

I have found that my perspective on revision lessons has changed considerably over the years that I have been teaching. In those long-gone halcyon days of my youth, revision lessons largely involved me running back over the key material from part of the course before saying to the class that they needed to use the…

Effective Explanation

I always thought that my explanation in the classroom was pretty good. After 17 years of practice it felt like I knew what I was doing, and I understood how to make what I said stick. However, a few months of remote teaching and a few weeks of socially distanced teaching has shown me that…

Why are we so great?

At 7am this morning the Evidence Based Education’s review of the evidence for their Great Teaching Toolkit landed in the inbox of teachers up and down the country. If you hadn’t signed up to get a copy you can download it here. What this team have done is to review the evidence into what makes…