Learning is messy. My lessons are messy – and that is OK. | mrslhteach

I’ve been thinking about what I have learned from cognitive load, memory and interleaving and have had a revelation.  I have stopped even trying to teach something complex in one lesson. In fact, my A level lessons have become incredibly ‘messy’, and that is a good thing. Having taught the Philosophy and CDT components and … More Learning is messy. My lessons are messy – and that is OK. | mrslhteach

Learning is messy. My lessons are messy – and that is OK. | mrslhteach

I’ve been thinking about what I have learned from cognitive load, memory and interleaving and have had a revelation.  I have stopped even trying to teach something complex in one lesson. In fact, my A level lessons have become incredibly ‘messy’, and that is a good thing. Having taught the Philosophy and CDT components and … More Learning is messy. My lessons are messy – and that is OK. | mrslhteach

Ditch ‘revision’ – A trial of Independent Review from day one | missdcox

Revision in Secondary schools is usually perceived as something that is either done before a test or towards the end of year 11. Both of these can be considered as cramming or ‘massed practice’; doing all the revision at one time. Annoyingly, it does has an effect on results and it’s this last minute ‘hit’ … More Ditch ‘revision’ – A trial of Independent Review from day one | missdcox

Ditch ‘revision’ – A trial of Independent Review from day one | missdcox

Revision in Secondary schools is usually perceived as something that is either done before a test or towards the end of year 11. Both of these can be considered as cramming or ‘massed practice’; doing all the revision at one time. Annoyingly, it does has an effect on results and it’s this last minute ‘hit’ … More Ditch ‘revision’ – A trial of Independent Review from day one | missdcox