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tmatthews7

tmatthews7 has written 92 posts for Purple Pedagogy

Cognition v Character

I met both Steve and Martin at the PIXL6 meeting in London in September.  As I sat with a colleague listening to them speak I immediately made a link between contextual priorities that we have as a school and the issues that they had faced – the same issues that prompted them to undertake the … Continue reading

The A Level Mindset

By Sunny Gunessee The A Level Mindset by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin This book is causing quite a stir in the sixth form world, whether that be sixth form leadership, sixth form tutors or sixth form teachers. The book is based around the idea of VESPA; vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude. The A … Continue reading

Hexagons, board pens and videotapes (…well mobile phones)

By Sunny Gunessee Further to my last post summarising my work investigating the flipped classroom approach, more questions have been raised about how to make best use of available time.  There is a net gain in available lesson time as a result of students completing their reading outside of class. Resulting in there being a requirement of not just … Continue reading

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

By Sunny Gunessee. Over the last 18 months my form sixth form teaching has undergone some significant changes, after visiting the Sociology department at Yavneh College I became sold on the practice of ‘flipped classroom’. I produced an independent enquiry on flipped classroom earlier in the calendar year, and further details can be found by … Continue reading

KISS

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics As the results for students that have taken A levels are being digested and future plans are being firmed up my thoughts naturally swing towards next year and how our teaching can be improved further to help the next wave of students achieve their aims.  The temptation is … Continue reading

Invest in the people to make the outcomes better!

Our journey with the Teacher Development Trust Network started back in December 2012 and involved a round trip of over 700 miles in a day!  Even reading this statement now makes me realise how strongly I must have felt about engaging with this network.  I initially became aware of the work of TDT Network in … Continue reading

What impact will the use of ‘socratic questioning and evaluation of the lesson questions’ will improve the outcome of B/A targeted students in terms of written responses to exam style questions Flynn, L, Maher, C, Murphy, C (2016)

What impact will the use of ‘socratic questioning and evaluation of the lesson questions’ will improve the outcome of B/A targeted students in terms of written responses to exam style questions Flynn, L, Maher, C, Murphy, C (2016) Subject Areas:  Maths, English, Business Studies This research was conducted under the guidance of S. Gunessee by … Continue reading

3 days to go!

Only 3 days to go until #EducatEd2016 gets started.  the line up is great, I am looking forward to welcoming you all to Oriel High School for an informative and thought provoking day. To whet your appetite – these will be available from 8:15am!

#EducatEd2016 Preview

Allowing individuals to set and work towards achieving their own professional learning agenda is vital in supporting the development of professional capital and allowing professional autonomy.  No teacher can outperform the educational system that they work within. The view of the team organising # EducatEd2016 is that for the benefit of the students in our … Continue reading

#Justonething the final touch!

A lovely final touch for the students before they leave! This idea was shared at a PIXL6 meeting & @ClairDenman thought it would be just the thing for our students.  We have had some really nice comments from students – it makes a difference knowing that you are well supported at these stressful times.