Tag: EEF

Our Research School – what do we do?

9 November 2018

One thing we hear quite frequently from colleagues is that they would like use research evidence to inform their teaching, but feel a bit overwhelmed when they think about it. They don’t know where, or how, to start. How do you know which research to read, which is the most recent or the most rigorous, and which will actually provide practical tips that you can use in the classroom? Isn’t reading research dry, tedious, and hard going? How do you find the time? And don’t you have to pay to read articles anyway? […]

Posted on: 9 November 2018
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Secondary Science 2- Making it easier to do the interesting stuff…

8 October 2018

The introduction to Recommendation 4 begins “You cannot do science without knowledge. Pupils have to learn new concepts and vocabulary and apply this learning in new contexts. So being able to remember information is important for success in school science.”

So in the same way that learning the words to a choral work off-by-heart didn’t prevent me from singing it musically, taking memory and cognitive load into account when teaching Science doesn’t mean producing robotic students, who can recite lots of “facts” at me without truly understanding them […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 8 October 2018
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Secondary Science 1: – What did you think, what do you think… and why?

21 September 2018

This is the first in a series of posts about the new Science Guidance report from the EEF. […]

Posted on: 21 September 2018
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Setting by attainment – an emotive issue

14 September 2018

Roger Higgins, Director of Norwich Research School, gives a personal view on the ‘setting and streaming’ update to the EEF’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit. […]

Posted on: 14 September 2018
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Building a network: Research Leads in Norwich #NorRel

11 September 2018

Yesterday, we held our first Norwich Research Leads Network (#NorRel) meeting for this school year. And what a great way to start the year: meeting colleagues from across Norwich and Norfolk, hearing news from other schools, and (very importantly after a 5-period day)… eating pizza! […]

Posted on: 11 September 2018
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Free training course: Supporting Teaching and Learning for EAL students

30 April 2018

LILAC is an accredited and intensive course, involving four non-consecutive days of face-to-face training for teachers, with substantial amounts of reading and suggestions of many strategies to practice in between training days. It is currently under evaluation by the EEF, and you can read more here. […]

Posted on: 20 March 2018
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NorReL March links- Memory and the Science of Learning

20 March 2018

Many thanks to all who came along to the Research Leads Network meeting this month. We had a full and varied Agenda including contributions from within the Opportunity Area, around Norfolk… and across the Atlantic! […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 20 March 2018
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Memory- a user’s guide (NorReL March 7th)

16:00–18:00 on 7 March 2018

Our next Network Research Leads meeting will feature Efrat Furst speaking about memory and practical approaches from neuroscience. The meeting is free, all are welcome, and you can sign up here. […]

Posted on: 28 February 2018
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Using Parkrun to build resilience and engagement

14 January 2018

This post links to an interview I recorded with Sam Phillips, a teacher from Norwich, who regularly runs the Junior Parkrun with his pupils and their parents. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser and Sam Phillips
Posted on: 14 January 2018
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Research Leads Network Round-up: Lesson Study, motivation and more

20 December 2017

This is a copy of the email sent out to members of the Research Leads Network. It’s an informal peer-support network, formed to facilitate the sharing of ideas and advice for people interested in using research to inform school decisions and practice. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 20 December 2017
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