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Five tips from cognitive psychologists on the best ways to study

Five tips from cognitive psychologists on the best ways to study | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The Learning Scientists are a group of US education academics who aim to increase evidence-based practice in schools. This is the first in a series of biweekly blogs for TES
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Our Rhetoric Roadmap

Our Rhetoric Roadmap | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Yesterday we published this document, sending it out to parents. Since working with Martin Robinson on our Trivium-fueled curriculum, Rhetoric has been high on the agenda.  We appointed a Director of Spoken Literacy - Andrew Fitch, our 2 i/c in English - and he has produced some superb guidance for structured speech events in the…
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The Learning Scientists Blog

The Learning Scientists Blog | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Textbooks can be scary. By the time you have finished a chapter, much of
the content you have read is blended into a broad, murky mess in your mind.
This can be problematic when trying to study, or when trying to recall
information while taking a test. One way to help yourself understand and
remember the reading is to self-test yourself on the information as you go.
But what does that really mean?

Here I give you a step-by-step guide that will lead you through reading,
note-taking, formulating questions, and practicing retrieval. These steps
can deepen your understanding of any text and help you study more
effectively.
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6 Things All Teachers Can Learn From Drama Teachers

6 Things All Teachers Can Learn From Drama Teachers | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Yes, I know what you are thinking - “Um, really? Drama teachers?” Drama teachers generally sit at the bottom of the educational food chain. “I mean, how hard can a puppet show really be to pull...
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How do you get students to read for pleasure? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

How do you get students to read for pleasure? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” Marcel Proust Reading seems to make us smarter. Here’s Keith Stanovich explaining why: For most people, this is uncontroversial. We talk a lot about the power of books and the need to get more children
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What might be a good proxy for learning? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

What might be a good proxy for learning? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Professor Rob Coe’s speech, From Evidence to Great Teaching, at the ASCL conference last Friday seemed to generate quite a bit of energy on Twitter, as did Carl Hendrick’s post on engagement.
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The Marginal Learning Gains Theory - Innovate My School

The Marginal Learning Gains Theory - Innovate My School | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The theory of Marginal Learning Gains is inspired by the philosophy that underpinned the extraordinary success of Team GB Cycling at the Beijing and London Olympics and of the Team Sky Pro Cycling Team at the 2012 Tour de France.
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Meeting OfSTED: The Game has Changed.

Meeting OfSTED: The Game has Changed. | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
This post follows on from the excellent accounts from David Didau (@LearningSpy) and Ross McGill (@TeacherToolkit) about our meeting with Mike Cladingbowl at OfSTED HQ on Tuesday this week. For me...
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#5MinResearchPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit

#5MinResearchPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The nature of Continuing Professional Development is changing in schools from the one day course chosen from a booklet or website to teachers engaging in their own research. This research may be u...
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How can we make classroom observation more effective? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

How can we make classroom observation more effective? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
If the belief that it’s possible for untrained observers to pitch up in lessons and grade their effectiveness is comparable to a belief in witchcraft, (and Professor Robert Coe’s research confirms that this is the case) where does that leave us as...
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Know your school by not grading lessons

Know your school by not grading lessons | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
When I arrived at my school I observed the worse side of lesson observations. DHTs used to swoop in a pair on lessons and feedback to rest of the team of the approximate grading. Staff were fearful...
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Are teachers cursed with knowledge? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

Are teachers cursed with knowledge? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The Curse of Knowledge: when we are given knowledge, it is impossible to imagine what it’s like to LACK that knowledge. Chip Heath, Made to Stick How much do teachers need to know? In my last post I proposed that an effective teacher – one who is warm, friendly and a great speaker – is
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KS3 Assessment. 8 steps towards a workable system.

KS3 Assessment.  8 steps towards a workable system. | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
We are about to launch our KS3 assessment system.  I've shared the full details in this post.  We've arrived at this model after considering all the following issues/questions/factors: 1.  Accept the reasons that NC Levels became a broken system.  This has been covered by lots of people in great detail, but here's a quick summary…
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No more highlighting - Improving learning with effective techniques. - Jamie Davies

No more highlighting - Improving learning with effective techniques. - Jamie Davies | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching is not just about giving the students knowledge but also providing the learner with signposts to help develop their studentship skills and become a better learner in general. A recent monograph has considered the relative benefits of a variety of revision and learning strategies that students utilise and reflected on the impact they have... Continue reading →
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Evidence? What evidence?

Evidence? What evidence? | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
This post focuses on evidence of marking, but it could be anything really. Anyway, enjoy! 'The issue that we have, Toby, is that there's no evidence of your marking in the books for the last six we...
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Developing our in-house system for improving teaching.

Developing our in-house system for improving teaching. | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
At Highbury Grove we're in the process of engineering a culture shift away from inspectorial top-down accountability systems towards collegiate high-trust processes built on collective responsibili...
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What if we stopped making the same mistakes? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

What if we stopped making the same mistakes? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Henry Ford Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
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This rings true for anyone who knows they don't have all the answers... Or perhaps any of them
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Continuous professional development: teachers teaching teachers

Continuous professional development: teachers teaching teachers | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Assistant vice principal, Peter Lee, explains how he spiced up best practice exchanges in his school by asking different departments teach each other a lesson
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On Grading Lesson Observations - HuntingEnglish

On Grading Lesson Observations - HuntingEnglish | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
“Are you ready for your annual lesson observation Mrs Crane?” It is clear that the topic of lesson observations is an emotive one for...
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The Cult of Outstanding™ - David Didau: The Learning Spy

The Cult of Outstanding™ - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
First of all I need to come clean. Up until pretty recently I was a fully paid up member of the Cult of Outstanding™. Last January I considered myself to be a teacher at the height of my powers.
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Classroom observation: it’s harder than you think - CEM Blog - Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring

Classroom observation: it’s harder than you think - CEM Blog - Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
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The Goldfish Bowl » Ofsted outstanding lesson examples

The Goldfish Bowl - Reflections on teaching and learning.
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