Monthly Archives: March 2015

TLAB15: Keynote 2: Barbara Oakley

Oakley is a Professor of Engineering who is a visiting scholar in California and is speaking on the topic, learning how to learn. She starts by explaining that a favourite hobby of hers is to watch people, and how important … Continue reading

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TLAB15: David Fawcett

David is talking us through creating a coherent curriculum that sticks. It rounds off a day of thinking about improving retention of knowledge and skills. We start by discussing some questions about how we prep students for their exams – … Continue reading

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TLAB15: Neal Watkin

Watkin is taking about what makes good learning in History. He starts with some video clips of students sharing their knowledge. J knows loads and loads, but his written work isn’t good. R can structure a really good written answer … Continue reading

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TLAB15: Elizabeth Carr

Carr is talking about the relationship between knowledge, progress and assessment in History. She shares the department’s discussion on models of progression. The departmental vision: inspired by the past, learning by enquiry, winning the arguments. They have been reflecting on … Continue reading

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TLAB15: Keynote 1: Sarah Jayne Blakemore

I love Blakemore’s sessions! This year’s theme is “All in the mind” so she is ideal to open the conference. She begins by talking about adolescence as a concept, suggesting that some people think it is a modern construct; however … Continue reading

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What I’m Teaching This Week

I read some blogs recently under the 28 days of blogging hashtag and it struck me that I quite often think a lot about blog posts, mentally compiling them during my commute, but very rarely put anything down. Now, I’m … Continue reading

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American West revision: Three Truths and a Lie

I created these quizzes to use with my Y11s last year and have just got round to writing the answer sheets to go with them. Each question has 4 facts, one of which is, in some way or another, not … Continue reading

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