Author: Kristian Still

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

CRM – snowballing

kristianstill.co.uk has had to take a back seat lately with the lions share of my spare time invested in www.remembermore.app (RM) and it’s fast and flexible co-pilot https://classroom.remembermore.app/ (CRM). Unsurprisingly this post is connected and charts five days exploring the faster retrieval routines. Monday: From introducing RememberMore, to the “Fast Approach” we moved to “Fast…
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9 Oct ’20 0

Doc Rivers #ubuntu

Coaches with championship résumés share their personal rules for success in sports and life in this reflective and inspiring documentary series. – The Playbook Despite its superficialities, I found Netflix’s The Playbook enjoyable if not compelling, with one notably Doc River explanation worthy of capturing. A person is a person through other people.I can’t be all I…
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30 Sep ’20 0

Retrieval practice elaboration

As you can expect, almost all my “spare time” is taken up with RememberMore so finding time to write has almost evaporated. But yesterday, something pretty neat occured in my Year 7 ‘A Story Like the Wind’ class that encouraged me to get back at the keyboard. Three weeks into the “new normal” term and…
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22 Sep ’20 0

New normal 2020

If I had a step count… The ‘new normal’ is largely more challenging. That is not to say there are no advantages, there are. Here are just a few of the adjustments I have read or heard teachers report to the media and those I am experiencing as a teacher and what the students are…
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13 Sep ’20 0

Classroom RM

Hats-off to all those school leaders that have ensured that schools open and operate as effectively as foreseeably possible. Hats-off to all those returning teachers adjusting to the new normal. Hats-off to the students who have played their part. If social media was anything to go by, many teachers had invested a great deal into…
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6 Sep ’20 0

Bookends: Planning and Assessment

Returning from Dubai mid-term, on top of establishing myself at school and with the students, I was listening to the enlivened conversation around the new framework with ‘leading the curriculum,’ easily the loudest debate between online HoD and AHTs. Here I was, in a unique position, listening to the debate whilst experiencing first hand the…
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6 Sep ’20 0