Making History Count in the Primary Classroom: digging deeper into Ofsted’s history research review for primary colleagues

https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/primaryeducationnetwork/2022/07/22/making-history-count-in-the-primary-classroom-digging-deeper-into-ofsteds-primary-history-review/ In July I was invited by the University of Nottingam Primary Education Network to talk to speak with our primary partnership colleagues about history teaching and the implications of Ofsted's History Research Review. I approached this task with some trepidation - I am not a primary phase specialist and am acutely aware of the … Continue reading Making History Count in the Primary Classroom: digging deeper into Ofsted’s history research review for primary colleagues

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‘I predict a riot!’ Supporting your mentee to notice and deal with low level disruption*

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Low level disruption (shouting out/ whispered conversations/ persistent clicking of pen lids/ ignoring instructions) in the classroom is the scourge of teaching and learning.  It eats up time and energy and takes away learning opportunities from the wider class. There is nothing really 'low level' about disruption - it impedes learning. … Continue reading ‘I predict a riot!’ Supporting your mentee to notice and deal with low level disruption*