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Pedagogy Postcard #16: Learning the language of learning

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed.   This post is about the need to give students the basic  vocabulary and linguistic tools to communicate about the concepts … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #13: Open-Ended Tasks.

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. In this post I want to suggest that open-ended tasks can play an important role in creating opportunities for students … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #10: Personal Projects

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. One of the aspects of the curriculum that I love are the opportunities students have to pursue their own ideas … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #8: Big Picture – Small Picture:

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed.  (NB, I’m a stickler for saying ‘dissect’ as in disperse, disappear and dissipate; not rhyming with bisect. That’s the true meaning.  We … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #7: Learning by Heart and Drilling

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. In a recent post I’ve described the value of Learning by Heart and the work some of my KEGS colleagues … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #4: Working in silence.

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. There’s a particular kind of learning atmosphere that I love to create every so often to inject some real purposefulness … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #3: Live exemplars; iPads and visualisers

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. This Pedagogy Postcard is about using a visualiser or ipad to capture students’ work as they are doing it, to share … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #2: Learning Objectives vs Tasks

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. Very often, in the busy flow of every day school life, although I have an overarching idea of the broad … Continue reading

The Progressive-Traditional Pedagogy Tree

This post is based on my talk for #PedagooLondon14 at the IoE. Having offered to run a workshop ages ago, when finally pressed for a title by the wonderful, patient organiser Helene Galdinoshea, I’d just been reading another rather tedious, acrimonious tit-for-tat twitter exchange.  Progressives vs Traditionalists acting out The North vs The South or … Continue reading

Learning by Heart: Poetry comes to Physics

Part 1: Poetry by Heart This week at KEGS we published the latest in our Learning Lessons series. This issue documents a fabulously exciting project masterminded by our Head of English, the esteemed Dr David Greenwood.  David and two colleagues, French teacher Alex Steele and Latin teacher Frank Garcia, all teach the same Year 7 … Continue reading

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