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Kagan Question Starter

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Kagan's 6 questions to start a lesson, produced on a ppt

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Double Bubble map - Humanism and Christianity

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30 Simple Kagan Strategies

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This is a PDF document which summarises 30 of the most simple and effective Kagan strategies to enhance cooperative learning in the classroom.

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Moving-on Maps

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This resource develops independence by encouraging students to be resourceful when they get stuck during a lesson or project. It encourages student...


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Metacognition and the Use of Inner Speech in Children's Thinking: A Tool Teachers Can Use

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An academic article on metacognition and self regulation

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Double Bubble Map

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A video explanation of how to use this simple and effective resource to help students compare and contrast two concepts.

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Bridge Map

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A video description of how to make effective use of the Hyerle Bridge Map, which is a brilliant way for helping students make sense of models and i...


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Hyerle's Thinking Maps Introduction

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A presentation which will explain the rationale and purpose of David Hyerle's excellent Thinking Maps. Each of the maps is explained with examples ...


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Extended writing moving on map

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A model moving on map that talks students through the challenges of extended writing.

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Drawing Line Graphs

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A poster which can be used to support students with advice for drawing line graphs.

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Bar chart support

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A poster which details success criteria for drawing bar charts in your lessons

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Reflect on planning

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A lesson planning tool to help you reflect on previous lessons and identify needs of students when planning their next lesson

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Progress Steps

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Consider the success criteria needed for your students to make satisfactory, good or outstanding progress.  A blank template for you to comple...

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Blooms Wheel

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An easy to follow planning aid using Blooms Taxonomy to encourage a progress in learning from gaining knowledge through to analysing and synthesisi...

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Understanding Blooms Taxonomy

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A reference grid that uses Blooms taxonomy to consider key words, student outcomes and questions to use in the classroom.

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Circle Map with a Frame of Reference

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This is a very useful tool for helping to make progress visible in the classroom. Primarily used as a starter, the map format is a template for stu...

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Vocab Grid

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The vocabulary grid is a simple and effective tool to help show student progress, in terms of their understanding of the key words and concepts in ...

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The Starter Generator

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This is a fantastic resource for generating simple and generic starters to lessons. It contains over 100 starters linked by a basic menu list. Many...

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Alphabet Analyser

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This is a simple, elegant tool to help find out what students know and don't know about the topic you are about to teach. The alphabet analyser can...

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EEF Toolkit

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A set of evaluated resources which are designed to close the gap in performance between disadvantaged and 'advantaged' students.

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Hyerle Bridge Map

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This is a description of how to use a HYERLE Bridge map, which is an excellent way of helping students to visualise analogies and models within abs...

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Bridge map tool

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This is a blank template of a HYERLE Bridge map, which is an excellent way of helping students to visualise analogies and models within abstract co...

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Circle map explanation

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This is a description of how to use a circle map, which is one of David Hyerle's eight thinking maps, and a very useful tool for helping to make pr...

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SOLO Thinking Maps

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Make your thinking visible and relate it to the SOLO taxonomy. These thinking maps or graphic organisers have connectives linked to each stage of t...

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SOLO symbols

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The SOLO symbols to use in presentations or handouts

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SOLO taxonomy connectives

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Connectives classified by solo level

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Flow Map

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A description and an example of how to use the Hyerle Flow Map to help students put information in a sequence.

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Multi-Flow Map

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A description and an example of how to use the Hyerle Multi-Flow Map to help students organise information into causes and effects.

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The Cramlington Learning Cycle Planning Template

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This is a planning template which can help you plan learning experiences for students, and really help you focus your planning on how this will impact...

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Cramlington Learning Cycle Planning Template - Guidance

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Used in conjunction with the blank template, this can help you plan lessons which can have a real impact on the progress of disadvantaged and SEND stu...

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Teachers' Professional Development Europe: an international comparison

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An analysis of teachers’ professional development based on the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)...


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Why Professional Development Matters: a study

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A paper from the United States on the importance of professional development in schools. Written by 'Learning Forward'...


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Literature review: Quality in Teachers' continuing professional development

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This is a very interesting paper produced by the European Commission, which summarises some of the available and contemporary literature on CPD....