Category: Blog

Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

Booking now open: Implementation workshop

09:00–12:30 on 12 July 2018

Join us for a free half day workshop with Professor Jonathan Sharples the author of the EEF guidance report ‘Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation’.  As delegate places are limited, register now by completing the google booking form here  The workshop will be held at Notre Dame School, Looseleigh Lane, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 5HN. “The purpose of […]

Posted on: 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Events, Evidence, Training/CPD

Revision Cards – Process Not Product

2 May 2018

As we enter the exam period, teachers are busy employing their most persuasive techniques for convincing pupils to get revising outside of lessons! However, there’s little guarantee that many of the weaker students we are most desperate to help achieve will have the metacognitive ability required to ‘hover above’ themselves as learners and ask: […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 2 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

False Economies vs Teaching for Learning

23 March 2018

How did we end up with the term ‘Teaching for Learning’? We might be forgiven for believing that at best it’s a truism and at worst a tautology. […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 23 March 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Metacognition: Meaning and Mobilisation

23 February 2018

“John Tomsett’s 2015 blog, outlining a teaching strategy he used with his AS Economics class in 2015, first introduced me to the idea of metacognition.” – Freya Morrisey discusses metacognition in teaching and learning […]

Author: Freya Morrissey
Posted on: 23 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

digital quizzing platforms in the classroom

24 January 2018

In this blog, PE Teacher and E-Learning Lead Gary Burman, shares his experience of using digital quizzing platforms in the classroom, the observable results they are having for his students and five digital tools to get you started. […]

Author: Gary Burman, e-learning lead, Kingsbridge Community College
Posted on: 24 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Developing Academic Literacy in Your Subject

5 December 2017

Lists of key words – that’s the answer! Words on walls, words in books, words everywhere! The more ostentatious the better, so that we can loudly proclaim that WE DO LITERACY. […]

Author: SCOTT DAVIES
Posted on: 5 December 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

More than ‘Marginal Gains’

9 November 2017

A few years ago the educational conference scene was awash with inspirational (and expensive) speakers pointing to the success of the then Sky Cycling Team and how their medal winning cyclists went about their incredible achievements. The subsequent doctrine that emerged was that if we make small incremental ‘marginal gains’ then these will add up to significant improvements. […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 9 November 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence