From the virtual classroom to the physical one – what have we learnt and what can we take forward?

In this post the T and L team continue to reflect upon the developments in their teaching since transferring to remote learning. Although initially daunting, some of the techniques for online teaching that we were once cautious about have now become cornerstones of our daily practice. Likewise, strategies that once seemed alien are now proving …

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Remote Teaching: Three teachers reflect upon three things learnt over three weeks

In this post, the Teaching and Learning Team take stock after three weeks of remote teaching, and ponder what they have made of their experiences so far. Routines are more essential now than they have ever been. Julie Summers writes: Every teacher knows that routines are the cornerstone of an effective lesson. At the most …

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How can flipped learning help us with remote T and L?

The flipped classroom and how it can help with remote T and L Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroom-based learning is inverted, so that students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving …

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Remote Teaching

As we move into a period of uncertainty regarding the nature of our teaching during the Coronavirus outbreak the T and L team have been researching best practise should we have to deliver lessons remotely, online. Here is a summary of our findings and recommendations so far: Key points from research literature on successful distance …

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More Myths and Misconceptions: A summary of Christodoulou continued….

By writing this blog I will continue to provide an overview of Christodoulou’s work in her controversial book ‘Seven Myths about Education’ (2013). Her subject matter is interesting, topical and of relevance to Oakham School. However, these posts are not intended as an endorsement of her extreme position but as a starting point for potentially …

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Locating Ourselves in the Epistemological Landscape: a response to Myths about education

by Jenny Toerien Thanks to Julie for her interesting post on Daisy Christodoulou's book Seven Myths about Education (2014). I must confess that, like Julie, the premise of the book made me feel uncomfortable, but the post gave me the prompt I needed to actually read it! Stepping back Before looking at the book itself, …

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