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Oracy: The State of Speaking in Our Schools

In an exclusive interview for our new report on oracy, Professor Frank Hardman, argues that talk is: “the most powerful tool of communication in the classroom and it is fundamentally central to the acts of teaching and learning”. “The State of Speaking in Our Schools” was commissioned by Voice 21. It reveals that oracy (learning to talk well, and …

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Objectives and Starters in Lessons

What makes good practice? Clips from lessons to get you thinking.  Watching other teachers teach whilst focusing on particular aspects of teaching can be a really useful way of developing one’s own teaching. Here is the second in our series of weekly videos of teaching along with some questions to get you thinking.    This …

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Personalising for more able pupils in Maths

What makes good practice? Clips from lessons to get you thinking.  Watching other teachers teach whilst focusing on particular aspects of teaching can be a really useful way of developing one’s own teaching. We’ve therefore decided to post weekly videos of teachers teaching or talking about their lessons. This video shows a teacher working with …

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The Ecology of a Classroom: Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy, Bloom’s Taxonomy and SOLO

A note from the the author (Laura McInerney):  As the GCSE storm continues teachers know that they must simply brace themselves for the political weather and carry on regardless. Politics is important, but the students sitting in front of you are always more important.Truly great teachers know that – in the end – the biggest difference …

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