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02
JUN
2014

Victoria Murphy uses research and development time to focus on feedback

An Experiment in Feedback A couple of weeks ago, after 9b3 had completed their end-of-topic assessment, I decided to do a little experiment. Remembering the wise words written in ‘Working inside the black box’  (Black, Harrison, Lee, Marshall and Wiliam, 2002) I I wanted to see...
25
OCT
2013

Action Research in Teaching Using the PDSA Model

Action Research in Teaching Using the PDSA Model “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.” Anonymous “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky “It is hard to fail, but it is worse...
22
OCT
2013

Improving teaching through research: Modelling Extended Answers. By James Frost

Improving teaching through research: Modelling Extended Answers. Having been a teacher of a GCSE class for the first time this year I have noticed that the biggest difficulties my students faced were questions that required an extended answer. After speaking to my Head of...
15
OCT
2013

What is Research and Development?

Research and Development at Archbishop Sentamu Academy Research and Development is another name for action research in education. There are many ways of defining it but these are the most user friendly: Action research is a form of investigation designed for use by teachers to...
08
OCT
2013

A Nostalgia for the Good Old Days of Teaching

Remember the halcyon days of teaching? Care free without observation and constant new initiatives? Oh to young again! Actually no. When I first started teaching I was given chalk to use on my blackboard, yes I am that old! I hid my chalk and squirrelled it away from other...