Reasoning robins come home to roost

What teaching strategies can improve children’s reasoning skills? Research Borthwick and Cross (2018) evaluated several definitions of reasoning and concluded: Reasoning is a subset of thinking… it is about finding reasons for things, making decisions, considering...

Effective behaviour for learning NQT training

On 3rd October I attended a training course surrounding behavior for learning. When I went into this course I had the perception that it would be able strategies to curb unwanted behaviour, but it was more about how to prepare children to be the best learners they...

Enhancing learning and progress for pupils with SEND

Last week, I attended a course regarding learning and progress for children with SEN/D. I found it highly beneficial as I gained lots of strategies for children with SEN/D and those without. This included strategies to engage children and make them feel more...

Behaviour for learning- NQT training

Behaviour for learning Last week I attended a training course in fielding primary school about behaviour for learning. I went in to the training with the mind set of being given clear strategies to manage disruptive children in my class. But my the misconception was...

KS1 inquiry research session – Maths talk – EAL children

We decided to move from SEN learners to EAL as we felt that we didn’t have enough expertise to teach our SEN learners to improve our non-verbal SEN children’s spoken language and that EAL learners need support to verbalise their thinking. We discussed different types...

Learning Enquiry: Success Criteria meeting 1

Today, we gathered together to analyse the research that we had found around the importance of success criteria and how it can be purposefully implemented within a lesson. Three quotes that captured our attention were made by Shirley Clarke who stated: “Students will...
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