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Are my students actually learning?

The most effective way to test student understanding is to do it while the lesson’s still going. Take advantage of the moment. Continue reading “Are my students actually learning?”


#15MinForum: Active learning

Deputy Head Jeff Ison got our #15MinForum active this week and shared theory and strategies for active learning in the classroom. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Active learning”

#15MinForum: Engaging their minds

As a trainee teacher on placement and often for most NQT’s the number of behaviour strategies you have in your toolkit is crucial. To have a variety of techniques to use depending on the student or students you are dealing with, the situation and environment is key to the amount of teaching and learning that takes place in your environment.  Continue reading “#15MinForum: Engaging their minds”

#15MinForum: Stay exam stress free

Head of Year 11 Anthony Faulkner is leading on the intervention across his year group and was keen to share some of his knowledge and research on revision strategies and their impact on student progress. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Stay exam stress free”

#15MinForum: How To Use

Padlet was introduced to our largest #15MinForum group this week by Head of English Iain Davies. Continue reading “#15MinForum: How To Use”

#15MinForum: Top 3 Breathing Exercises

Breathing techniques proved to be a different forum this week for our optional CPD programme. English teacher Val shared three breathing styles, which relaxed the group so much that we were ready to sleep at the end! Continue reading “#15MinForum: Top 3 Breathing Exercises”

#15MinForum: Gap Analysis

The Year 11 students are midway through mock exams so it’s apt that our first #15MinForum of 2016 shows us how to effectively create and use a gap analysis.

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