Tag: planning


Scott vs Amundsen

Stories – foundations for assemblies. Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. Roald Amundsen The Race to the South Pole: Scott vs Amundsen Two leaders. Two expeditions. Two separate routes. Two different…
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14 Apr ’20 0

Curriculum planning and sequencing

I am beginning to conceive curriculum execution as two-step process. Planning what to teach (planning with the end in mind), then sequencing what has been planned. Though ‘planning’ is essential, ‘plans’ can be constraining when learning goes on an edventure (where a lesson goes off-piste and has value). This thinking was consolidated when I reviewed…
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2 Apr ’20 0

The character of

Part of the reason for blogging is to clarify one’s thinking. Behind this post, making abstract themes – concrete, Stuart Pryke’s analytical verbs and “the character of Othello”, faultless communication, my professional interest in Coaching and the pupils final assessment on the presentation of Othello. Here are the constraints. It is reading into writing. A…
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14 Mar ’20 0

Trefoil 16.02.20

When I made the commitment to spotlight three “lessons” or “highlights” from my weeks learning, I thought it would present a reasonable challenge. It rarely does. I’d been thinking about Primary education this past week when Swiggle passed my radar. Get your Swiggle on Swiggle is child-friendly search engine from the Online Safety experts at SWGfL…
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15 Feb ’20 0

Trefoil 20.01.20

With the first meso cycle (10 x 50 minutes lessons) of the new scheme of learning completed, this is what I have learnt / been reminded of this term after assessing my Year 9 students first ‘control-conditions’ writing burst. The three for this trefoil: Reaffirming expectations, setting up the class and the exercise books, (sharing…
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18 Jan ’20 0

Frogs and posteriorties (part 2a)

For term, I had been reaping the benefits of a 4:45am start. Gained time from a shortened commute, health benefits from a daily 5 key run, a more conscious diet, improved sleep cycle,whilst enjoying the beauty and solace of the sunrise over Devil’s Punchbowl.  David Rogers (DHT and trusted colleague) often discuss the “state of…
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