The Confident Teacher

Infectious Explanations – Teach Secondary Article

  This month I wrote an article for Teach Secondary on a topic dear to my heart – teacher explanations. If you are interested then you can give the article a look here: Infectious Explanations Teach Secondary Article. We attribute too much of teaching to supposedly  ‘natural’ qualities – like how we individually, uniquely convey an …

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‘Revision – What Revision?’

It is exam results week and teachers all over England will be picking through the remnants of their students’ results – their successes and failures. My thoughts come to one of the mainstay strategies that correlate with exam success. That dull and nagging pain: revision. We know that a world of knowledge is now within reach …

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Teachers – ‘Read…Refine…Reflect…Repeat’

A short reading list for your reflection and refinement.   There is a apocryphal tale, attributed often to Abraham Lincoln, though it almost certainly predates America itself, about the value of ‘sharpening your axe‘. The simple moral of the tale is that we need to spend more time sharpening our figurative axes – that is to say …

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