Tag: Teachers

Metacognition in the mathematics classroom (Part 1)

20 November 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation recently published their guidance report looking at Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning. The full report can be found here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/metacognition-and-self-regulated-learning/ One of the ‘misconceptions’ highlighted in the report is that metacognitive skills can be taught in standalone ‘thinking skills’-type lessons and are easily transferable from one subject context to another. The evidence base […]

Posted on: 20 November 2018
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FREE TWILIGHT EVENT: EFFECTIVE REVISION STRATEGIES

00:00 on 1 January 1970

This FREE twilight event will focus on effective learning and revision strategies, which are particularly relevant as we move into mock examination season. It is suitable for all school leaders and teachers, whether or not they teach exam classes. This event takes place on Wednesday 28 November from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. Hosted by Blackpool Research […]

Posted on: 10 October 2018
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FREE TWILIGHT EVENT: PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT

00:00 on 1 January 1970

This FREE twilight event looks at the newly-published Education Endowment Foundation guidance report on effective parental engagement, and is suitable for all school leaders, pastoral workers, and teachers. Schools are welcome to bring as many teachers and leaders as they wish. The event takes place on Wednesday 16 January 2019 from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. Hosted by […]

Posted on: 10 October 2018
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A new generation of researchers

28 September 2018

It’s not often that I envy our sixth form students. Decisions about the future; teenage angst; expected to be simultaneously child and adult; the thought of leaving home and friends to begin the unknown at university and the all-consuming A Level examinations are, thankfully, in my past. EPQ however is an opportunity for our students […]

Posted on: 28 September 2018
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Ensuring students don’t clam up in Science

12 September 2018

In the wake of GCSE results this summer , it is timely to revisit one of the more talked about questions as far as the class of 2018 were concerned in Science, the Oyster question!(AQA Biology Paper 2). Why didn’t you teach us about Oysters screams social media in the hours following the exam, the […]

Posted on: 12 September 2018
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When do practicals work well in science? A Schools Week Article

10 September 2018

Our Deputy Director of Blackpool Research School has just had an article posted on Schools Week: When do practicals work well in science? Below is a snippet of the article which you can read in full by following the link at the end. Do pupils learn more science when they’re taught in classrooms – with […]

Posted on: 10 September 2018
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Some Summer Reads . . . . My Top Ten Educational Books

29 June 2018

Looking for some inspiration for summer reading? Here, Louise Wareing (research lead) presents her top recommendations. […]

Author: Louise Wareing
Posted on: 29 June 2018
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Training courses for 2018-19 at Blackpool Research School

00:00 on 1 January 1970

Our training courses for next year are based around common themes that have come up through our discussions with teachers and leaders from across our local area. We have held our prices for 2018-19 at £295 for 3-day courses, and £345 for 4-day courses, which represents excellent value for money when compared with other providers. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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rED Blackpool session review: Tom Sherrington

13 April 2018

In the first of our reviews of sessions from researchED Blackpool, held at Blackpool Research School on 24 March 2018, we look at Tom Sherrington’s session “No ‘Can Do’? – Making Assessment Actions Count”. I had not seen Tom speak before, but his Twitter ‘thought experiment’ from last year intrigued me and made me reflect […]

Posted on: 13 April 2018
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Don’t believe the Hype…

19 January 2018

As Teachers, we are extremely busy people determined to do the very best we can for students in our charge. We seek and in some cases are bombarded with many types of information, all claiming to be proven by the latest evidence, so how do we make sense of the evidence? […]

Posted on: 19 January 2018
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