Markham T&L Blog

October 11, 2018

I remember some time ago, when Dan was trying to get us thinking about the Cognitive Workload idea. Now it is one of the Collaborative Projects. Some of use saw a presentation by that project’s team and enjoyed seeing Gus Tulla teaching a lesson with a smartboard full of images and animations clutte...

August 14, 2017

I’ve come into contact with a lot of teachers lately that have lost their mojo. They’ve been grumpy, depleted, self-doubting, lethargic, bored, knackered, overwhelmed and not themselves. I know how this feels. I lost my mojo in 1999, 2003 and then again in 2009 and on each occasion it took a while b...

July 6, 2017

I have been listening to the Mr Barton Podcast for about a year now. It makes my journey to and from school each day a bit more interesting. And it has changed my teaching.

This is no understatement. Ideas that I have heard in this podcast have had a huge impact on me, along with the research that th...

September 19, 2016

Teachers are always being offered lists of principles, axioms, tenets, precepts – the magic beans of teaching. We’re desperate to make sense of it all – to make something very complicated, simple and easy to grasp. Whether it’s  the #5minplan series from @TeacherToolkit or something like my own Less...

June 17, 2012

To read Tom Sherrington's (Headteacher and Highbury Grove School in Islington and regular blogger and tweeter @headguruteacher) post on effective marking, follow the link here to his blog:

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