Markham T&L Blog

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...

July 12, 2018

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning is an excellent introduction into the many areas of cognitive science that sheds light on how we best learn. The book is split into chapters each of which focuses on a particular area of this science. However, much of this information is given follow...

April 12, 2018

Maths No Problem! Primary Series

3 day workshop in Birmingham, UK

The latest curriculum in England has three aims:

- Fluency

- Problem Solving

- Reasoning

To teach for fluency, teachers are using the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. This is the basis of the Singapore Maths method.

Classes should have...

February 9, 2018

This post is a summary of the book Making Every Lesson Count by Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby.

The book aims to provide a set of strategies, based on research and anecdotal evidence, that teachers can implement to improve their teaching. Most strategies are accompanied by an anecdote on successful (o...

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