Monthly Archives: March 2014

Workshop 3: Ted Savill

Ted is talking about encouraging students to read better for History A-level. Ted shows us a book he read when he was studying A level and then an evolution of books for sixth formers, showing us Broszat’s Hitler State “from … Continue reading

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Workshop 2: Sarah Jayne Blakemore

Sarah Jayne is talking about her work in the teenage brain. She begins by explaining that adolescence can go on for a long time and in this country that is considered to be very normal. Other cultures have different ideas … Continue reading

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Workshop 1: Beth Baker

Beth is talking about improving student ability to argue. We start by considering why students struggle to argue; Beth polled her students and the common responses were not having the words to express themselves, not having the confidence, not being … Continue reading


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TLAB14: Elise Foster, keynote

Elise has come over from the US to talk about her Multipliers theory. Genius or genius maker? Sometimes leaders have the effect of dumbing people down, like they are unable to allow anyone else to be the cleverest person in … Continue reading

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The Development of British Democracy

We decided, a few years back, to have a go at teaching this to year 9. We like to have a couple of chronological units in each year, but year 9 was lacking and I think we’d all got a … Continue reading

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