Markham T&L Blog

October 11, 2018

Several members of the Maths department requested to have extra whiteboard space installed in their classrooms over the July holiday. In my classroom, I now have 8 large whiteboard spaces for students to work on. In this post, I am going to share my experience and the positive impact this has had fo...

June 12, 2018

Variation theory is a concept which I heard from Dan a few weeks ago.

When practicing a particular skill in a repetitive way we as teachers tend to think about the increasing level of difficulty from one set of exercises to the next. For example, if we are practicing solving linear equations we might...

April 4, 2018

Article: The Science of Learning

Author: Deans for Impact

Article Reading Time: 20 minutes


The Science of Learning is a summary document on areas of cognitive science which are directly linked to how students learn. It takes the research and gives practical implications for teachers. It is found...

August 19, 2017

For quite a long time I was not particularly concerned about misconceptions. Trained in a predominantly exploratory and student-centred style, misconceptions were inevitable in my lessons. Requiring novices to work in groups and to access material with limited or no support effectively guaranteed th...

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