Traycie is an English teacher at a co-educational selective academy on the outskirts of London. In this blog she explains why she recommended that her school purchase Doddle.
Strategies such as planning, setting goals and evaluating performance can greatly improve students’ learning processes and increase their motivation. Learning to learn (meta-cognition) teaches students to take an active role in their education and studies have revealed that it can even boost learning by up to eight months. So how do you motivate your students to take responsibility for monitoring and evaluating their own learning?
Anya Gray is Assistant Headteacher of Teaching and Learning at The Westgate School. In this blog, she tells us how she uses Doddle to implement DIRT in her lessons and to improve her school’s homework policy.
Teachers are surrounded by recommendations on how to differentiate their teaching – but no matter how hard they work, it never feels like they can do enough. So how do you implement differentiation in a way that works for your students – and doesn’t leave you creating and marking 30 different versions of every lesson?
“Am I doing it right?”
Some of the most frequent barriers to learning are the most simple. In the classroom, a lack of confidence might lead to students not wanting to raise their hand, for fear of getting a question wrong in front of other students.
Assigning introductory work for homework, and using lesson time to review and extend understanding: flipping the classroom is a powerful concept, but how do you employ it effectively?
The idea can be daunting, but Doddle’s tools can help you implement this model by making it simple to prepare, assign and track homework.
In July, the announcement of Ofsted’s revised guidance for school inspections included the change that inspectors should no longer form a grade on the quality of teaching in individual lesson observations.