Category Archives: Podcast: Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways

TOT026: Critique of Hattie, this one’s for the ‘uncool’ kids, + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the past week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

THIS. IS. MIND. BLOWING. Massive critique of Hattie

Is most published research wrong?

An article to boost the confidence of the ‘uncool’ kids at school

Book Summary: Accessible Mathematics

Massive resource, more exploring to do

Mindfulness. The research flips and flops…

Review of PBL, and what are the important ingredients

World experts on procrastination

Teacher experience correlates with effectiveness… with details on conditions

Educational inequality consistent over time in the U.K

Sicko quick reference guide on actions to take in the classroom

I’m REALLY excited about this homework program! (student self-quizzing)

Critique of TLAC

How to win teachers over and make them open to student feedback surveys

Diff kinds of feedback… what are they?

Supporting students to refine their thinking

TOT025: 10000 rule=baloney, legendary advice for students, + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

Eat your heart out Ericsson. 10,000 hour rule is baloney

Promoting metacognition and study planning. A (reportedly) effective approach

Some methodological issues in this one. They try to do a bit too much in one study. But still interesting.

Here’s one to share with your graduating students

Resilience, rights, and respectful relationships learning materials

What the heck do mathematicians do? (TED talk)

TOT024: Inflexible knowledge and the ambitions of children, + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

‘The talk’ with those teenage kids. A how to

A review of effective marking practices. Whaddaweneedtoknow?

Some important stuff on effect sizes

The ambitions of children…

Putting evidence to work. Evidence in early career teacher education

Goldmine of (video) interviews with Robert Bjork

NECESSARY READING on ‘inflexible’ knowledge. Daniel Willingham

Most influential books ever written. CHECK OUT

TOT023: Retrieval practice video, charter school article for liberals, + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

More on retrieval practice

Drilling key content knowledge is imperative. Here’s a number of (quite regimented) ways of doing it.

Stop Berating Black and Brown Parents Over Charters

Nice one for liberals (us liberals?) to read.

http://www.natebowling.com/a-teachers-evolving-mind/2017/10/4/stop-berating-black-and-brown-parents-over-charters-or-give-your-twitter-fingers-a-rest

Desmos is a powerful tool. An Bryn is your man

More that challenges growth mindset

Daniel Willingham on reading and listening comprehension

Education in singapore. Insightful thread

The future (or lack thereof) of male teachers

(Fails to mention the unreliability of extrapolation)

TOT022: Data on major determinants of student success, + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

Lesson starters… the German way

Check out the podcast that this was the article linked to here.

STEM+E=STEME. The ‘E’ stands for ‘ethics’

Large scale data analysis gives insights into major determinants of student achievement

Conclusions:
-Finding 1: Having the right mindsets matters much more than socioeconomic background.
-Finding 2: Students who receive a blend of teacher-directed and inquiry-based instruction have the best outcomes.

… This is good stuff. Read it!

Evidence never enough

Working memory depletion effects

(Good to read in tandom with my interview with John Sweller)

TOT021: Synthetic phonics for newbies, impact of teacher gender + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

Lesson starters… the German way

Check out the podcast that this was the article linked to here.

Fractions… in context

A concise definition…

Critique of Jo Boaler’s critique

Synthetic phonics for newbies

The research on teacher gender

TOT020: Great summary of CLT, sdts developing definitions + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

Building relationships with your students

Something I’ve been thinking about a little bit recently. Got some hot tips from mates on how to do this…
1. Use the roll call to greet each student (I added to this, get them to say one word that describes how they’re feeling)
2. Decide on ‘the thing’ that you want students to know about your life. By sharing a little about this they’ll feel you’ve opened up.(E.g., my yr 5 teacher liked Kylie Minogue, and we all knew it!)
3. Use time in the yard to get to know your students.

Bonza summary of CLT

Inspiring oracy program

Would need to compare incoming students with those who have been there for a while in order to get a feel for how much of a diff this school is making, but on the face of it, seems like a pretty good program. Inspiring anyway.

What works in the classroom?

Choosing the right knowledge organiser

Scaffolding students to create definitions. A how to…

If you’re an english teacher… this is worth checking out

TOT019: The most amazing school in the world! + other Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

What are the maths wars and what do I need to know about them?

Turns out the What Works Clearinghouse has some serious methodological issues

Department wide interleaving. Someone did it!!! Here’s what happened : )

The Dyslexic brain: What happens in there?

How should I start the year with my new class? (With video!)

The most amazing school on Earth! Has to be read to be believed!…?!?

People still believe in learning styles! This may be why…

Might wanna read this if you’re keen to improve teaching and learning in your department

TOT018: Teaching Critical Thinking, Rewards and Motivation + More twitter takeaways!

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish! Find all past posts of Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

A detailed look at the literature on the use of rewards and their relationship to intrinsic motivation

How, to use, commas!,

Aboriginal Astronomy

How can we teach Critical Thinking Skills?

TOT017: Teacher expectations and cultural narratives…+ More Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish! Find all past posts of Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

Is it worth writing learning intentions on the board? Has data been collected on this???

No data…

Following this Shirley replied, but I can’t for the life of me find the reply! It said that what’s important isn’t that learning intentions are written on the board for students, but that they’re clear in the heads of teachers. Also, writing or not writing learning intentions on the board isn’t something that’s been empirically tested in an RCT. Nor will it probably ever be…

What lies at the heart of the Prog vs. Trad debate?

Link: http://www.rupertwegerif.name/blog/defining-dialogic-education

Reading Analogue time, a quick strategy

Quick clip: Bjork speaking on desirable difficulties

Discussing Race in the Classroom. Some Prompts

Career Aspirations of young people, and how they change

How the narratives we have surrounding students impacts their education

Link to the article.