Markham T&L Blog

May 21, 2019

"In your best explanations, your artistry with words will transform complicated and abstract material into something clear and meaningful" (Allison and Tharby, 2015).

In this post I am going to briefly review some key points about explanations and modelling within the classroom setting. For a thoroug...

May 21, 2019

For years I have said I am a Lazy Teacher. By this I don’t mean that I don’t spent hours planning and developing resources. I mean that in my classroom I want to be working less than my students. Instead of standing at the front of the room imparting my wisdom to my classes, usually I can be found s...

May 21, 2019

Extracted from: Understanding by Design (2005) from Wiggins & McThigh

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

–John Locke  

For my PGCEi I have been asked to research and evidence understanding...

May 11, 2019

Chris Binge and the Impact team are leading the way to introduce reflective skills-based education at Markham College.  Under the guidance of newly appointed Head of Science Dave Meur the Science department is introducing skills reflection into lessons.

Vygotski’s educational paradigm includes the ‘P...

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