Tag: learning



This is half a post really. I am just thinking through, “the thinking” behind two learning / revision tasks. It is a two step process – bare with me. I think you will find it is worth it. I think it is worth it. From my experience, students many of us love solving problems and…
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7 Feb ’20 2

Trefoil 24.11.19

Three short reflections First – if you are interested in the development of trust and discretionary effort with your organisation, I recommend Ted Interview with – Frances Frei. Francis is a professor at Harvard Business School and talks opening and candidly on workplace culture, expanding on her Ted Talk and why authenticity, logic and empathy…
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24 Nov ’19 0

Grease on the wheels

“Panda P” – a brain break game from Positive Education course I attended back in week 1 of my Dubai adventure, reappeared on a leadership training session last Sunday. It made my senior colleagues smile so here it is for you. Feel free to start you lesson with a useful retrieval task that will make…
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14 Jun ’19 0

Threshold concepts

The term ‘threshold concept’ has made an appearance in three teaching practice conversations this past week. Not a new education practice term, like Cognitive Load Theory, there has been interest in this construct for ten or more years, it is not as pervasive or currently as popular as Responsive Teaching for example. One suggests that…
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18 Jan ’19 0

Is my teaching excellent yet?

Expertise and excellence are regular talking points in our office. What does it look like? How does it feel? How do we develop it? How do we encourage / insist upon it. Last year we adopted this stance and, unashamedly stolen from Twitter, we posted Mark Enser’s poster in every classroom. It was an evolution…
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17 Nov ’18 0

Meet MARGE and the rest of the book

There really is little more I can say, other than to reiterate Tom Sherrington’s encouraging words to grab a copy of Arthur Shimamura free ebook A Whole-Brain Learning Approach for Students and Teachers. Consume it in a couple of hour or so, it is well worth your time. If you one have 10 minutes, read Chapter 1 – “Meet Marge,”…
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28 Oct ’18 0