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Retrieval; Resources, Rationale and Routines

We love practical blogs like the one below recently published by Mr K (@ironic_bonding). There are lots of people trying to implement regular retrieval routines in their classes, and Mr K’s blog neatly lays out why you would want to do this, as well as a simple way to go go about it. The questionsContinue reading “Retrieval; Resources, Rationale and Routines”

Delivering a knowledge-rich curriculum to a “bottom set” year 9

Jo Black is Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning and Head of Biology at JCoSS in North London. Below describes how she encountered the challenge of delivering a knowledge-rich curriculum to an academically poorly performing class. The Challenges to Face At the beginning of last year, I started teaching our year 9 bottom set. AsContinue reading “Delivering a knowledge-rich curriculum to a “bottom set” year 9”

Module: Introduction to cognitive science

Welcome to the professional learning module introducing some key aspects of cognitive science. We hope you find it helpful and informative, and send us any feedback you might have. For the full list of the modules and explanation of how they work, please see here. This module serves as an introduction to some key aspects andContinue reading “Module: Introduction to cognitive science”

Module: Introduction to assessment

Welcome to the professional learning module introducing assessment. We hope you find it helpful and informative, and send us any feedback you might have. For the full list of the modules and explanation of how they work, please see here. This course will outline some basic assessment theory and will be the first module of aContinue reading “Module: Introduction to assessment”

Module: How to write SLOP

Welcome to the professional learning module on writing SLOP. We hope you find it helpful and informative, and send us any feedback you might have. For the full list of the modules and explanation of how they work, please see here. This module has been reviewed by Nick Soderstrom. “It is virtually impossible to become proficientContinue reading “Module: How to write SLOP”

Module: Retrieval Practice

Welcome to the professional learning module on retrieval practice. We hope you find it helpful and informative, and send us any feedback you might have. For the full list of the modules and explanation of how they work, please see here. This module has been reviewed by Pooja Agarwal This course will outline the historyContinue reading “Module: Retrieval Practice”