Our ‘Collablog’ – a collaborative blog on teaching over lockdown 2021.

Here are some tips about using apps and sites https://diagnosticquestions.com/Home/ is really good at diagnostic questions, to unpick some of the misconceptions and pre-concepts that pupils have. You can make your own and use prepared ones - its a bit maths biased though. Nearpod and Desmos are fantastic for making interactive activities (gap fills, graphs, … Continue reading Our ‘Collablog’ – a collaborative blog on teaching over lockdown 2021.

Getting more out of research

If you ask a teacher how they evolve their classroom practice, you're likely to receive an enormous range of answers. There's no shortage of sources for inspiration: School colleagues, Twitter, CPD courses, and INSET days, to name just a few. One source is likely to be conspicuous in its absence. Educational research, and in particular, … Continue reading Getting more out of research

What does it matter if students have less creative subjects in their timetable?

It was about this time last year that I had to take part in The Big Timetable Meeting. This was the meeting where I successfully argued that there was no way that I was going to be able to deliver all that new subject content to the new cohort if I stuck to the old timetable. I needed … Continue reading What does it matter if students have less creative subjects in their timetable?