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How to Carry Out Assessments and Feedback Effectively

In this article, the Chartered College of Teaching’s Head of Online Learning and Community, Hannah Tyreman, outlines the key research evidence surrounding assessment and feedback practices. Assessment should underpin, rather …

Optimising learning using retrieval practice

How can retrieval practice help learning stick? This article from Megan Sumeracki and Yana Weinstein, two founders of The Learning Scientists, explores key theory and practice. Retrieval practice, or reconstructing …

What’s next?

Next week, we’ll be exploring research about effective assessment, marking and feedback practices. After engaging with research evidence, we’ll view a range of case studies from schools about how they’re …

Week 3 learning summary

What have we learned this week? Engagement with research evidence about retrieval practice, elaboration and interleaving has helped us to consider possible changes to our practice to enable better retention …

Revision emails

In this video, Dr Katharine Hutchinson, Director of Professional Learning and Development at Cambridgeshire Educational Trust (secondary), shares how she trialled a daily revision email to parents before it was …

Retrieval practice with Quizlet

In this video, Matt Corry, a biology teacher at Godolphin & Latymer school (secondary), shares why he makes use of low stakes retrieval practice at the start of his lessons …

Kahoot for retrieval practice and consolidation

In this video, Kimberley Doyle, a teacher at Prescot Primary school (primary), shares how she makes use of an online quizzing tool for retrieval practice and consolidation of new learning. …

Retrieval practice with Socrative

In this video, Kate, a physics teacher at Godolphin & Latymer school (secondary), shares why she uses low stakes retrieval practice at the start of her lessons and how an …

Retrieval practice with Nearpod

In this video, Grace Oliver, Head of Computing at Godolphin & Latymer School (secondary), shares her use of a technology tool for retrieval practice. Grace shares how she learned about …

Plickers for retrieval practice in secondary

In this video, we see how Saif Aftab, Learning Leader Computer Science and Business Studies at Denbigh High (secondary) makes use of a questioning tool where only the teacher needs …