Teaching and Learning Clinics Nov/Dec 2020

Friday 6th November 1.05-1.35pm Making the Most of Lesson Observation: Top T and L tips for observing and being observed (Julie Summers) Observing learning fortnight begins Monday 9th November Friday 13th November 1.05-1.35pm Self-Managed Learning: Tips, ideas and examples for making successful SML videos (Joe Sanders and the T and L team) Thursday 19th November …

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The pitfalls of Self-Managed Learning, and how videos can help us climb out of them

“Your self-managed learning task was too hard…it took me forever.” This was the tip of the iceberg; my students were right, but they had no idea just how bad my SMLs really were. The reason that they took too long and seemed too difficult was because they only served to comfort me that I was …

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Blended Learning & the return to the classroom: What do the experts say?

By Julie Summers In my previous post I outlined which blended learning methods have worked well for Oakham School pupils so far. However, in June/July I attended three webinars managed by the CPD organisation OSIRIS which each featured an interview with a different leading figure in educational research. The theme was ‘Build Back Better’ as …

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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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