Category: Training/CPD

Using the EEF toolkit and other sources of evidence – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 7 February 2019

This session will help colleagues to unpick and understand the range of evidence sources available from the EEF, including the ‘teaching and learning toolkit’. We will also discuss and share practical ways in which teachers and leaders can then use this evidence to improve teaching. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Getting to grips with feedback – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 14 February 2019

This twilight session is aimed at primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who want to ensure that the feedback students receive is both effective and manageable.

The twilight will explore the research evidence behind what kind of feedback is most likely to have a positive impact on students’ learning and outcomes, and will also consider how this evidence can be applied through practical strategies in the classroom. Drawing on the EEF’s paper A Marked Improvement in particular, part of the twilight session will be spent exploring the potential benefits and disadvantages of marking, and potential ways in which time spent on this type of feedback could be improved. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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High Attaining Students – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 7 March 2019

This twilight session is aimed at primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who are interested in supporting and stretching high-ability students. We will explore what the research says about the following questions:
•What teaching strategies are most likely to be effective when working with high-achievers?
•How do we increase the aspirations of all students?
•How do we make academic learning more socially desirable? […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Addressing Gender Underperformance – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 14 March 2019

Many schools face a similar picture when unpicking data; that male students appear to be underachieving when compared to female students. This twilight will attempt to highlight some possible reasons for this and promote a pragmatic and evidence-informed approach to addressing the issue. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Improving teacher explanation and modelling – twilight session – FULLY BOOKED

16:00–17:30 on 21 March 2019

Teacher explanation and modelling are two essential features of great teaching. This session will explore what the research evidence says about how to do this effectively and then how this can be mobilised by teachers […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Improving teacher questioning – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 2 May 2019

Teachers ask hundreds of questions every day. This session will explore:
• Why we ask questions?
• What the evidence says about how we can shape our questioning to support better learning?
• Where do we often go wrong with questioning?
• How can we use this in a practical and sustainable way in the classroom, to facilitate deeper learning? […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Using evidence to address workload – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 6 June 2019

In 2016 the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group published three documents exploring how teacher workload could be addressed around three areas:
• Marking
• Planning
• Data management
This session will explore the key points from these three reports and how they can be used in schools […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Using the EEF Implementation Guide – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 13 June 2019

This session will talk you through how to effectively implement a new approach in schools, whether this be at a whole school level, or a smaller team, using the research evidence from the EEF implementation guide.
During the session you will also be given support with developing your own implementation plan for a new approach that you are planning. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Supporting Struggling Readers at Secondary School

19 June 2018

We have been lucky enough to add a few new books to the Durrington Research School library this term, one of which is James and Dianne Murphy’s Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teachers Needs to Know about Reading. In this book, the authors cite research carried out in the US and published in Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers. This paper provides some interesting research evidence and ideas for practice, which may or may not suit your context. However, there is plenty of food for thought to support the complex decision making required when it comes to supporting struggling readers in secondary school. […]

Posted on: 19 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, Training/CPD

researchED Durrington 2018

30 April 2018

“Effective teaching should not be based on hunches or guesses. It should instead draw from the wisdom of our most successful teachers and the available research evidence. This is what ‘ResearchED Durrington’ plans to bring you – effective evidence informed strategies that can be taken straight back to your classroom.” […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 30 April 2018
Posted in: Blog, Training/CPD
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