Chris Runeckles As with many teaching and learning tools, flashcards will be nothing new to most teachers. Many of us (myself not included sadly) will have revised for our own exams with lovingly created decks of brightly coloured card. Perhaps it is surprising then that there is not a huge volume of research regarding their effectiveness. Classic papers by Dunlosky, Rosenshine … Continue reading EFFECTIVE FLASHCARDS
So what actually is independent learning? It is supposedly a very good thing. We want it for our students. Employers want it. School leaders want it. OFSTED want it. Everyone wants more independent learning, it appears, but do we actually know what it is that we want? Can you give me a clear definition? Perhaps you … Continue reading Independent Learning: Who? Me?
This post collates each of my blogs and published articles on Dweck's growth mindset, alongside some useful reading resources. Source: The Growth Mindset ‘Collection’
Today the Education Endowment Foundation has released their latest guidance report on 'Metacognition and Self-regulation'. I have been delighted to be one of the co-writers of this exciting report, alongside Eleanor Stringer and Professor Daniel Muijs: I have also written a blog for the EEF on 'Making Sense of Metacognition' in which I explore the … Continue reading Unwrapping the Mystery of Metacognition
Source: The Revision ‘Collection’
Year after the year, the same pressures attend exam revision. Each year teachers try the old favourites, alongside a few new revision strategies to keep our students interested. Happily, we now have a wealth of evidence to support some revision strategies over others as we approach the revision stretch. We know that students are not the … Continue reading Top 10 Revision Strategies