Mind the (word) gap

By Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Let’s start with what we know: language matters. There. That’s it. Vocabulary is a huge predictor of how far children from any background will succeed at school and beyond. The words they know will help them to read, understand, gain new […]

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Effective Revision

For the first few years of my teaching career, I would set revision lessons without much expectation. If you were going to do a test, you should at least give some chance of success by providing the lesson before for ‘revision’. I would often provide a list of suggested activities that students could pick from: […]

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The presentation or viva

Our final coverage of project/dissertation work ends with the presentation or viva. This will be the final part of your project/dissertation and the last opportunity to gain vital marks towards the module. You will most likely have a time limit for the presentation so ensure that you run through it a few times in front […]

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