Resetting Behaviour

Recently our school had got into a situation where behaviour was not at all where we wanted it. There was general low level disruption in classes, silly and boistrous behaviour in corridors and around school that caused damage and injuries and students were not treating each other kindly or with respect which was leading toContinue reading “Resetting Behaviour”

Quick Wins: Metacognition and Modelling

This blog is part of a series designed to give a short, sharp insight into a pedagogy strategy or technique. Originally these blogs were CPD sessions, delivered by myself to teachers in the school where I work. Over the next few weeks I hope to type up some of these ‘Quick Wins’ briefings into 3-5Continue reading “Quick Wins: Metacognition and Modelling”

Quick Wins: What are they and why do them?

Firstly, my apologies that I haven’t updated in a long time. This began as a lockdown project and fell very easily onto a back burner. Over the past few months I’ve struggled to get available time and inspiration to line up, but here is the product of a few weeks of mulling things over. I’mContinue reading “Quick Wins: What are they and why do them?”

What’s the point in practical work?

I’d planned to write this post and had a bit of an idea drafted out, but I finished it earlier than I planned because I was inspired by this tweet: Until very recently, the idea of teaching science with limited practical work horrified me. How can it be science if they aren’t doing practical work?Continue reading “What’s the point in practical work?”