Few students are taught note-taking. Fewer still are taught of the efficacy of returning
Cornell Notes makes you reconsider previous thought. It requires the restructuring of previous thought. And, ultimately, it means that students are empowered to feel that what they learn in lessons will be returned to later.
Cornell Notes and OneNote – Learning Literature Profoundly
This year I want to focus on improving the learning of literature at KS4 where students are learning to become more independent. The key question, as Dan Willingham says, is how do we actually get students to think? How can we do with a PowerPoint? From a social...
Teaching Research Skills
There is often (righteous) argument raging in schools across the world about what should be taught to students - often more by those who aren't at the chalk face. Some excellent (and satirical) blogs question the idea of learning 'skills' and suggest that there was a...
Wallwisher – Now Padlet.
In the lieu of exams, snow and the final weeks of term, I was looking for something useful, engaging and, frankly, easy to run. My boss suggested creating revision materials for the wall. While I wanted to use sugar paper, I had been looking at www.wallwisher.com for...