Category: Teaching

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Sunday Trefoil 10.11.19

This weeks trefoil reflects the time I have invested in Anki (spaced retrieval learning) app, explores one view of my teaching that is being consolidated and an interesting approach to exam preparation, similar to, but different from a Walking-Talking mock. My recent experiences of teaching full-time have pushed me further along the line that ‘substantive…
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10 Nov ’19 0

Audio Cards for your Anki Decks

So I spent most of the Saturday learning how to build audio into my Anki Decks. Driven by thoughts of how to best support students with English as an additional language whilst also targeting students revising / learning and re-learning / and students on the move. (Where we have earbuds / headphones, we have potential…
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10 Nov ’19 0

Anki Decks in demand

Here is a quick update and early reflections on the four mini Anki App memorisation projects. Year 11 Upgrade (1) Students had just sat their first English mock paper. On the back of that sobering experience, I closed to use just the end 10 minutes of my two Friday Upgrade lessons to demonstration an Anki…
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9 Nov ’19 0

Success-motivation-success

Teaching is messy and learning so difficult to pinpoint, that teaching has to be responsive is my humble conclusion. Securing and holding (a nod to desirable difficulties and cognitive load) students attention, essential. From there on in, the list of potential variables that may / or may not influence a student learning quite probably inexorable.…
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4 Nov ’19 0

Upping the Anki for revision

We are entering a two mock cycle at our school. A full revision programme is underway; assemblies, revision packs, past papers, focused tutor groups delivering literacy and numeracy sessions*, revision planning sessions, post-it note mocks (live marking), walking-talking mocks, targeted support and that is before a programme of additional revision sessions is made available to…
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3 Nov ’19 1

Making complex themes in texts accessible

Anything that is abstract is hard to pin down. Then, add to the fact,that the very abstract thing you are trying to pin down, remains in constant flux. Think of a real world map, where the borders keep moving. Add to the fact that you are holding onto knowledge acquired over a period of six…
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26 Oct ’19 0