Tag Archive: Raising Achievement


50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

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50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

Group work is a fundamental part of outstanding teaching. It gives students a chance to work together and, in so doing, learn more than might otherwise be possible. But it isn’t easy to get right. We’ve all had moments when group work has gone wrong:  confused students; off-task behaviour; ...

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50 Quick and Easy Ways Leaders can Prepare for Ofsted

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50 Quick and Easy Ways Leaders can Prepare for Ofsted

Inspections are an inevitable feature of school life. Whether we like it or not, they are here to stay. But it is actually fairly easy to dispel much of the negative experience around inspections. The first step to doing this is outstanding preparation. With this in mind, I put together 50 ...

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

All of us who teach GCSE want our pupils to achieve the very best grades possible. But this isn’t easy. And there’s nothing out there which tells you how to make it happen. Or, at least, there wasn’t until now. Thinking about the problem of ensuring GCSE students secure high grades led me to ...

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Ideas

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Ideas

It’s not always easy to be creative. Especially when we have so many demands on our time – marking, planning, assessments, teaching lessons and the dreaded admin. I was thinking about this, along with the fact that teachers in general do want to be creative and innovative in their work, and it ...

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

Sometimes you just want something that you know will work. Something someone else has tried out. Something you can slip into your teaching as easy as you like so as to make things better. We have what you need! 50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques is a collection of tried and tested ...

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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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Mike Gershon