Monthly Archives: October 2016

#youreallyshouldteach…Vlad the Impaler

Ben Newmark and Mike Stuchbery over on Twitter have been hoping to highlight some obscure bits of history that are worth teaching. I’m going to bang my Vlad the Impaler drum again. In my final year at university I took … Continue reading

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#TLT16: Final keynote

Lindsay Skinner invites us to consider teacher presence in the classroom. Think about what moves a lesson from a cover lesson to a lesson: the teacher. Focus on the voice, the body, the person. What is it that makes one … Continue reading

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#TLT16: Workshop 3

Toby French on “Marking and assessment are not the same”. Why do we think marking is so important? We care. Read what students are writing, but it isn’t always necessary to mark all of it. CCTV for senior leaders – … Continue reading

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#TLT16: Workshop 2

Stephanie Keenan on wider reading: the 7 year plan. What do we want the ideal A-level student to look like? This needs to be built from year 7. We discuss what our ideal students would look like. Do we agree … Continue reading

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#TLT16: Workshop 1

Kamil Trzebiatowski is talking about EAL students and using academic language. As competent language users, we don’t see the language: it is like a window through which we look at the content. For children who struggle with it, the glass … Continue reading

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#TLT16: Opening Keynote

John Tomsett begins by recommending Better by Atul Gawande: …memories of teachers taking something and applying it without thought, out of desperation for a quick fix. There isn’t a quick fix. Dylan Wiliam clip: “Sharing good practice” is a bad … Continue reading

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