Cooperative Learning; Closed Questions, Closed Achievement Gaps

The reason I initially caught onto Tharby's article was that he so neatly explained my own motives for promoting closed questions - they provide the exactitude which is the foundation for higher level thinking and debating and they nicely mirror the precision that is a hallmark of Cooperative Learning.

The Chemistry of Communication; Oracy Skills in Science (and everywhere else)

Mrs Naomi Hennah (@MrsHennah) of Northampton School for Boys has created a clear and concise "visual summary of the complexity of chemical discourse" to boost oracy skills and language acquisition in chemistry.  (Link at the end of the page). Teachers from other subjects should not be put off, however. This post should hopefully make Mrs Hennah's considerations relevant not only to... Continue Reading →

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