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
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
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
These are the 8 blogs I’d recommend you reading every single week. From productivity to education and personal development, these bloggers have it all. (Written in celebration of 100 posts on HardlyHamilton.com!) … More 8 blogs to read every week | 100th post spectacular
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
I’ve been through a lot in my first year as a full-time teacher. We all have, newly qualified or not. But the important thing to remember is that we made it. Against the odds, in the most unusual of years, we came out the other side – relatively unscathed. These are my key takeaways. … More Reflecting on a year of teaching
I’ve read Chris Runeckles’ Making Every History Lesson Count so that you don’t have to. These are my key takeaways from his chapter on challenge, with easy strategies that you can implement from day one of the new teaching term. … More How to challenge every student – the easy way