You’ve been revising wrong. So many of us – myself included at one point – believe that it’s enough to simply read a textbook, or highlight pages in a book. We make things look pretty and believe that, surely now, we’ll remember what we’ve learned – right?
Wrong. Let’s fix that. … More Cornell Note Taking – Study Tips
My one regret? I wish I’d heard of this as a student. If you struggle to work or revise or sit down and focus, you’ve come to the right place. … More The Pomodoro Technique – Study Tips
What good is a revision timetable, a collection of all of the best revision methods and a tricked-out working-from-home setup if you’re constantly getting distracted all day long? These are the Big Three study tips that worked a trick for me at University. … More Kicking out distractions – Study Tips
It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year: when the most teaching jobs tend to go live! Here’s what you need on your checklist when looking for your first teaching job. … More Finding the perfect school | A checklist
Feedback is an essential part of life, in school or otherwise. How do you know how you’ve done in something if nobody tells you? Here’s how to do a better job of it in the classroom 👨🏻🏫 … More Learning with our mistakes | Feedback in the classroom
Here’s an essential guide for the new teaching term, detailing what you need, what you should do before going back, and why being prepared is an essential part of teaching. … More Getting ready for the new term | An essential guide
Windsor Academy Trust dedicates 1 INSET day a year to the WAT Conference, where all 9 schools come together to share good practice and celebrate the work of staff and students. What was it like? And what did we all get up to? … More The WAT Conference | Review
Doug Lemov once said that practice makes permanent – and it’s true. The more we practice, the more we will remember what we have practiced. Will what we recall be correct? Hopefully, but not if we’ve consistently practiced the wrong thing. … More Practice makes permanent | Secrets to success
I’ve learned a lot over this past year of teaching, but there has been no lesson so valuable as the lessons learned in time management. These are my top tips. … More Top tips for time management in teaching
Ever wondered why your class, tutee, or even a friend just isn’t getting it? Could be an issue with your explanations, I’m afraid, so have a read of my key takeaways from Chris Runeckles’ chapter on this teaching principle in his book, Making Every History Lesson Count.
You might be astounded by what you learn. … More Easy explanation in three simple steps