Archive for January, 2014

Does anyone else think it’s been a long month? Apart from the weather (somewhere between miserable and dire), the lack of daylight and the inevitable comedown from Christmas, I’m feeling absolutely shattered at work. It would be fair to say that family issues of various kinds are also making life a little tricky, but that’s […]

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This is from last week; this week’s T&L Idea was about better use of HW, and I ended up presenting it to (a very small number of) colleagues, so will take a little longer to turn into a post. Starters Lots of different uses, from setting the scene to checking previous work, settling a rowdy […]

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These posts are pretty much copy/paste duplicates from the emails I’ve been asked to put together for my school. They’re going out to all teaching staff on a weekly basis, but responses so far have been limited. Any ideas on how to promote engagement? On with the show:   Morning all   As an antidote […]

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A very quick one, because I’ve got marking looming as usual. I read an interesting post on Lifehacker about seeking feedback rather than applause. It reflected something we discussed at a recent department meeting, that we need to ensure that to help all students progress, we need to be specific with praise as well as […]

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