Research Spotlight – March

Research Focus – Revision With exams looming the minds of teachers, leader, parents and pupils turn to revision. This is unfortunate as waiting for the approach of the exams to start revision is highly ineffective – we need pupils to be revising and reviewing what they have learnt throughout the year (and over the years)…

Feedback: Misconceptions and corrections

These slides accompanied a CPL session on feedback – focusing on the different ways we need to address misconceptions and errors. The problem with feedback Feedback is an important part of teaching. In fact, teaching would be inconceivable without it. Try and teach a lesson without saying whether an answer a pupil gives is correct…

Research Spotlight – February

Research Focus – Homework Homework is a controversial subject. Rarely a parents’ evening goes by without half the parents complaining that their child seems to get no homework and the other half complaining that their child gets too much. Some people value it as an important part of the learning process, others see it as…

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…