Tag Archive: Pedagogy


Raising Achievement: The Quick 50 Teaching Series

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Raising Achievement: The Quick 50 Teaching Series

Well here they are! My brand new series of books, the Quick 50 Teaching Series, are published; available to read and enjoy through Amazon. You can view them all here. I’ve spent the last couple of months working on these, hence the lack of new blog posts. The series came about as a result of ...

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Growth Mindsets

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Growth Mindsets

The work of the psychologist Carol Dweck has brought the idea of growth mindsets into public consciousness. Roughly, Dweck has proposed that two types of mindsets exist: fixed and growth. Individuals may possess only one, a combination of the two or they may find themselves operating from a ...

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Independent Learning in the Classroom

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Independent Learning in the Classroom

All teachers want to develop their students into independent learners. In so doing, they hope that the pupils in their charge can take control of their own learning – both inside the classroom and beyond. However, there can often be something of a gap between our stated intentions and what we ...

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Classroom Questioning: How to ask good questions

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Classroom Questioning: How to ask good questions

Classroom questioning is perhaps the most overlooked part of any modern teacher’s pedagogical toolkit. This is despite the fact that questions make up a large chunk of what we do on a day-to-day basis to facilitate learning. One of the reasons why questions are overlooked is because it can ...

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Using Discussion in the Classroom to Raise Student Achievement

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Using Discussion in the Classroom to Raise Student Achievement

Discussion in the classroom offers students a means by which to take advantage of their existing strengths in order to make significant progress in their learning. Speaking and listening are integral features of human existence. They are a manifestation of our physical endowments. This is in ...

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Mike Gershon