Energy Teaching Resources for SKE

Developing the new @SotonEd Subject Knowledge Enhancement course has led to a renewed collation of teaching resources. The Energy unit is a distance-learning component, so trainee teachers will access these resources, with a little bit of written introduction and some instructions. They will then use the resources and complete tasks before receiving online feedback from […]

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MCQ – going all in

I think it was at ResearchEd Durrington, that Peps McCrea talked about making bets. If I remember correctly he was suggesting that, having digested both research and experience, there was a point at which you needed to make a bet, and go all in. If you don’t do this then you end up trying to […]

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Amanda Spielman @SotonEd

Last Wednesday, Amanda Spielman, HMCI, delivered the annual @SotonEd lecture. This was followed by a really interesting panel discussion with Amanda, erstwhile colleague Daniel Muijs – now seduced by the dark side – and HMI and SE Regional Director, Chris Russell. Amanda Spielman is a refreshing change from Michael Wilshaw, who seemed to think that […]

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Deliberate Practice

My son is a keen but fairly mediocre member of an U9 football team. However, he has great hand-eye co-ordination (potentially an excellent cricketer) and has posted 38s for 50m freestyle (he’s been swimming from very young, is big and strong, and seems to have a remarkable ability to listen and respond to coaching when […]

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Behaviour

This is Part 3 of three quick posts for trainee teachers, about keeping the main thing the main thing, in the midst of all the complexity of learning to teach. You’re going to get masses of, occasionally conflicting, advice on each of these themes, so I’m not going to say much – just a few […]

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Subject Knowledge

This is Part 2 in three quick posts for trainee teachers, about keeping the main thing the main thing, in the midst of all the complexity of learning to teach. You’re going to get masses of, occasionally conflicting, advice on each of these themes, so I’m not going to say much – just a few […]

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Planning

This is Part 1 in three quick posts for trainee teachers, about keeping the main thing the main thing, in the midst of all the complexity of learning to teach. You’re going to get masses of, occasionally conflicting, advice on each of these themes, so I’m not going to say much – just a few […]

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