Category: #Success


Outperforming Team

Outperformance: the ability of an organisation to achieve results that are consistently better than a chosen peer group. The are no shortage of Sir Dave Brailsford MBA, CBE, fans. His ‘marginal gains*’ approach to leading success is simply unpicked in  this ‘Investors in People’ article. Well worth any aspiring leaders time. 1. Recruit the best people. Brailsford…
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20 Apr ’15 0


QuickKey marks up to thirty multiple choice questions in a “beep.”  Okay, I exaggerate, in just under three seconds (in good light). Their strap line could be ‘Quiz. Scan. Analyse.’ Upload a class list (csv import). Create the class. Design the quiz, or rather simply denote the answer key via the QuickKey dashboard. Assign the…
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2 Oct ’14 2

Final assembly 2014 thoughts

Is that time of year again. Preparing the Y11 leavers assembly. I’m thinking about the advice we have shared with students up until this point and the supportive words that would help them drive to the finish line. Words that were unique to this group. Don’t put your wishbone where your backbone should be. Chase…
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11 May ’14 0

Retrieval more important than revision

At the back end of January ‘10 I was reading the research findings by Jeffrey D. Karpicke, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue. In a nutshell, Karpicke’s research shows that practicing retrieval is an even more effective strategy than engaging in elaborative studying. Given that it is now fast approaching revision season, here it…
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18 Feb ’14 0

Physics Marking – fantastic

I am not an accomplished Scientist. I am certainly not an accomplished physicist. But I can full appreciate this piece of fantastic marking and feedback. Step 1 Lesson. Students are taught the content. Step 2 Student sit the mock paper. Step 3 The mock paper is “fast marked.” By that I mean, instead of offering…
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28 Jan ’14 0

Breaking the plane app

Having recently shared a teaching guide of good practice with our staff, I doubt there is anyone that would challenge the need to vary your teaching position, to “room zoom” or circulate at appropriate times. Simple to move out from the stage and into the audience. ‘Sages’ and ‘guides’ and all that. Circulate – Moving…
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13 Oct ’13 0