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TLT17: Session 3

Mark Enser on challenge for all. How can we create the correct level of challenge without leaving anybody behind? How do we create a culture of evidence? How do we do this while leaving nobody behind?  In 2015, Mark’s department … Continue reading

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TLT17: Session 2

Kev Bartle on the chaos of coalition: trust, vulnerability and interdependence in schools.  He suggests we pay too much attention to the apps in education, without looking at the operating system. We should look at changing the way we operate … Continue reading

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TLT17: Session 1

Matt Pinkett on Feedback. “We’re spending too much time ticking, flicking and dicking about.” He will talk us through three methods of verbal feedback and give us an overview of the evidence base for written marking.  Beginning with the latter, … Continue reading

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TLT17: Introduction

Chris Moyse doing the opening speech at TLT’s 5th event.  He starts with a book shelf…. He recommends the bottom left, a book about the All Blacks. My previous Head of Sixth did a series of assemblies based on this … Continue reading

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ResearchED: session 7

(I was late for session 6 so I missed it out of blogging) Amanda Spielman, HMCI, taking us through the different ways that Ofsted uses research to improve its practice. What should be the purposes of research at Ofsted? Giving … Continue reading

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ResearchED: session 5

Leigh Ingham on young women, school and confidence: the problems and solutions, in their words (a late addition to the program). This session is a report on the impact of programs run by a group called Fearless Futures.  We begin … Continue reading

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ResearchED: session 4

Dr Niki Kaiser on threshold concepts.  Niki is a chemistry teacher and network research lead. She relates a lesson on ionic bonding where she identified a misconception she was unaware of and how happy the subsequent student lightbulb moment made … Continue reading

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ResearchEd: session 3

Daisy Christodoulou on improving assessmen: the key to education reform. I’m clearly going heavy on the assessment today. Delighted to get my first seat of the conference: it’s either very busy or I’m picking the most popular sessions. There are … Continue reading

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ResearchED: session 2 

Tricia Taylor on improving peer assessment (nice dovetailing with the previous season).  About 80% of verbal feedback comes from peers and much of it is wrong (Hattie). Feedback is highly variable, but highly effective. Being able to take feedback is … Continue reading

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ResearchED: session 1

Nik Booth on formative assessment.  What is formative assessment? It’s using judgment about quality of student work that is used to shape student competencies: moving learning forward, but not only the teacher’s job (Sadler). Nik talks us through some other … Continue reading

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