As schools and colleges return to full-on remote learning, I’ve been asked multiple times to provide suggestions to support teachers in this …Remote Learning: Live or offline, cover the basic elements.
This week’s tip is a gold mine of information around educational research. I’m not going to claim any credit – I was completing a course this week around Retrieval Practice as part of the Teaching & Learning offering and came across a reference to the above blog.
What is it?
Tom Sherrington has summarised and collated a range of research that is relevant to our practice and combined it to support teachers to root classroom activities in research.
What topics are covered?
- Dunlosky – Student strategies to boost learning
- Rosenshine – Principles of instruction
- Coe – Review of underpinning research for ‘What makes great teaching?’
- Dylan William – 9 things every teacher should know
- And many more!
How long will it take to read?
There are some that are longer than others, but often Sherrington has focussed the attention to specific pages.
Give it a go, and let me know if you have any ideas for future posts.
There may already be several Twitter converts among us…but if you aren’t one of them, here’s a few reasons why you may want to join.
- Twitter can save you time. Numerous wonderful teachers publish their resources – for revision, lessons or blogs to inspire – and these are accessible for free. Sigma have their own Science page, Humanities and there are countless others!
- Quick reads = big impact. There are fascinating insights into pedagogical developments that prompt thought and reflection on our practice. Some examples include articles about metacognition, retrieval practice or classroom based oracy.
- News, including informal discussions about examinations, approaches to online learning that are essential to modern practice, often filters through in digestible chunks.
Give it a go, and let me know how you get on! For tips on who to follow, check this out: https://www.doodlemaths.com/2019/08/05/top-10-education-accounts-to-follow-on-twitter/
Looking forward to delving into our areas for development:
– Online learning
@teacherhead explores ideas about attitudes and mindsets, and their influence on attainment. Ideas of embedding challenge into routine has certainly got me thinking of ways to implement #teachtothetop, leaving no child ‘under-challenged’.
Great article by @WordLib. Love the ideas on modelling!
@TeacherToolkit up next for our ‘Online Learning’ research. Not only a great reference guide to other blogs he’s written, but sharing thoughts about encouraging reflection whilst teaching online.
Last, but never least: vocabulary. For this, there’s one key expert to consider @HuntingEnglish and the idea that one can never ‘over-do’ vocabulary.
This return to school has been like no other. As usual, we have had to face confirmation of Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve after a long summer break; …4 ways to make every minute of every lesson count in the time of Covid-19
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