Readymade Scaffolding: Using the Oxford School Shakespeare GCSE Revision Workbooks

Recently, I’ve been playing around with and using a lot of Oxford University Press Shakespeare materials and resources, which are proving to be excellent. In particular, I’ve been experimenting with their ‘Macbeth GCSE Revision Workbook’ by Graham Elsdon, which is part of the Oxford School Shakespeare series. I’ve been using this in the more traditional […]

Revision: Getting the why and the how

Over the last 10 years, the teaching profession has been exposed, and to some extent attempted to embed, the principles of effective revision. For many staff the names of Ebbinghaus, Dunlosky and Willingham have become familiar and their work and principles are now found in the ‘Golden Thread’ of the ITT Core Curriculum, the Early […]