Monthly Archive: December 2013

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Talk like a book

Don’t accept one word answers! Ever! If you ask ‘what is the name of the quadrilateral that has one pair of parallel sides?’, don’t accept ‘trapezium’ as the answer. Expect a sentence! ‘Trapezium is the name of the quadrilateral that has one pair of parallel sides’. Do this repeatedly until it is classroom culture and habit. A simple way of...

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King Solomon Academy visit. Mastery-based learning in action

On 13th December 2013 I was fortunate enough to visit King Solomon Academy in Central London. This small school has been cited by the Education Secretary as a contemporary model of excellence and when their first year 11 cohort sit their GCSEs this summer the results will support the claim. How are they doing it? I went on a visit...