Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tata, Gove

Watching the news of the cabinet reshuffle tick across the BBC website this morning felt a bit like a slightly more middle class version of watching the contestants go into the Big Brother house. Each newbie was duly inspected in … Continue reading

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SHP2014: Christine Counsell

Christine is speaking about knowledge. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about it which gives us bad PR as a profession. We should attend to it much more explicitly and not be frightened of it. The reaction from … Continue reading

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SHP2014: Teachmeet

Ed Podesta first. He’s making a plea for teachers to come and help answer questions and provide advice for students on the student forum section of the forum. Luke Mayhew second, talking about GCSE Classical civilisation. He pitches it … Continue reading

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SHP2014: Neil Smith and Simon Orth

Neil and Simon are explaining the Harkness idea of collaborative learning. It involves a bit of the flipped learning idea, where students read and complete tasks before the lesson and then discuss it in class, tackling tasks set by the … Continue reading

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SHP2014: Christine Counsell

Christine is talking about the curriculum jewel of interpretations and its protection. Christine uses a variety of examples: an association of little ships from Dunkirk, a Facebook page dedicated to a destroyed mural commemorating the Chartists in Newport, a 19th … Continue reading

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SHP2014: Sally Burnham

Sally is talking about rigorous historical thinking in the mixed ability classroom. We start by thinking about the challenges and the joys of mixed ability. Sally says she spent so much time doing different activities and differentiated sheets that she … Continue reading

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SHP2014: Richard McFahn and Alec Fisher

Sadly, without Alec Fisher. Richard is going to be talking about teaching outstanding history. Make your lessons a flipping PEACH: feedback, prior knowledge, engagement, access, challenge, higher order thinking. We look at the advice for Ofsted inspectors when they are … Continue reading

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