Markham T&L Blog

April 3, 2019

Developing independence and creativity through teaching approaches that promote collaboration and risk taking.

After getting an idea of each one of my S3 students; their musical interests, favourite genres, having heard them play their 1st and/or 2nd instruments and know a little about their musical...

April 3, 2019

On the front page of the March 2019 was a quote from Ben Gordon ‘Students are rarely given enough time to practise’.  This had a resonance with my experience in the teaching of Chemistry. For some years now, in Chemistry we have been developing ‘Do now’ type activities (page 6 of the bulletin) to me...

March 13, 2019

Broadly speaking, there are two purposes behind a great "Do Now" activity: preview or review.

Personally, I am a fan of review, as this gives us a chance to build in opportunities for spaced retrieval at regular times. I have talked about retrieval practice several times before (here and here). But I...

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