Stop and listen – You’re getting feedback


Here is a glossary before you start:

1. OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development . Representatives of the 34 OECD member countries meet in specialised committees to advance ideas and review progress in specific policy areas, such as economics, trade, science, employment, education or financial markets.

2. Professor Emeritus Graham Nuthall 1935-2004

Graham Nuthall is credited with the longest series of studies of teaching and learning in the classroom that has ever been carried out and it has been recognised by the educational research community as one of the most significant. A pioneer in his field, his research focused on the intimate relationship amongst students and the teachers within the classroom, resulting in a deeper understanding of the significant and often very subtle classroom interactions which influence learning.

I had a quick look at this Sutton Trust page and couldn’t help but explore the quiz. I did well until the end where I was caught out by the rules of the game changing… I’ll leave you to find out for yourselves! However it did make me think and one thing I know what (from first hand experience of my son’s throw away comments that I lock into memory of course!) motivates our students to try hard, work hard, deliver and please their teacher if not themselves: is effective, good and fairly prompt feedback!

The answer to q 5 resonates with me the most. Which is it for you?

Sharon Davidson @sharondavidson1
Assistant Headteacher

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