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Booklets, a labour of love

Since the profession moved to remote learning in Spring there has been a notable increase in the discussions about booklets or workbooks on Twitter, with queries about their use, design and research around their benefits. There is also a glut... Continue Reading →

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I, We, You

Recently I shared one of my approaches to guided practice/modelling, using the I, We. You backwards fading approach. This example was from a Y11 lesson covering the 8 Mark Source Utility question in the early stages of student practice, when... Continue Reading →

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How do we revise for history?

A combination of using Twitter & working at a Research School, I have the wonderful opportunity to read and engage in the latest evidence and research based practice but often during readings, conferences and discussions I wonder how can I... Continue Reading →

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Marking Crib Sheet & Whole Class Feedback

Recently, I have been looking at our departments marking procedures and how best to be effective markers (obviously reducing workload is key!). I designed this crib sheet as a way to provide quicker feedback to the whole classroom rather than... Continue Reading →

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GCSE Options Handout

As we are doing remote GCSE options this year, we’ve been tasked with creating a simple one page handout for students and parents. We are doing a live ‘Teams’ chat with parents and students to discuss any questions but I... Continue Reading →

Parental Engagement in Y11

Having trialled a version of a 'How to support your child through Y11' handout to give out at parents evening, I've continued it again this year with some additions. I've always thought about improving parental engagement and it is something... Continue Reading →

Breakfast Jam – Visualisers in the classroom

Today I had the opportunity to present at our in-school CPD sessions called Breakfast Jams on how I have been using visualisers throughout the history classroom & my thoughts going forwards. I must say a big thanks to Susan Strachan... Continue Reading →

Whole Class Feedback & Crib Sheet Handout

As part of our first Meols Cop High Research Conference I finally had the balls to speak about the Crib Sheet & whole class feedback after a 18 months of refining it. Below is the handout I produced to accompany... Continue Reading →

Full Cycle – Saying goodbye to Year 11

As we come to the end of the school year, I find myself at the end of my first ‘full cycle’ – taking a class of students through from Year 9 to 11 where they have sat their final two exams in history. For some this is the end of their history education, for others […]

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