Hello <<First Name>>
Welcome to The Teaching Space Extra. This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the researchED National Conference in London and it was excellent. Highlights included seeing Daisy Christodoulou talk (ahem… twice; I am a fan) and Oliver Caviglioli of dual coding fame. If you want to get a flavour of what went on check out the hashtag #rED19 on Twitter.
Here’s a sketchnote I did of one of Daisy’s talks (be nice, it’s my first ever sketchnote):
I am planning to record a recap podcast covering the event but it will not be out for a while as I have a variety of episodes ready to go already. On the subject of the podcast…
This Week’s Podcast
This week I have a cracking productivity episode for you:
Using Batching to be a Productive Teacher or Trainer
Once you’ve identified areas of your life you can “batch” it becomes a very powerful tool indeed.
As I’ve been getting my “geek on” this weekend I thought it would be great to revisit one of those education theories we’ve all forgotten about… Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction.
Rosenshine’s principles are popular because they can be applied to any learning environment. They also just feel like good, solid common sense.
In this article, Tom Sherrington shares the original paper, followed by a great poster summarising the principles (illustrated by the mighty Oliver Caviglioli). He then goes on to split the principles into four themes which OliCav has also illustrated. Regardless of what you teach, to whom, it’s definitely worth a look.
App of the Week
Yes, it’s a research-themed email today. I’m starting my Master’s in Education with the Open University next month (gulp!) so I’ve been testing tools to manage the research I read. So far, Mendeley is my favourite. The iPad app is great and allows me to search for, store, annotate and cite documents easily.
Do you have any other suggestions for me to try? If so, please reply to this email; I would love to hear from you.
And finally, if you feel a little envious of my excellent weekend at researchED aaaaannnd you fancy a trip to Guernsey in April 2020, this might be of interest. What about a Teaching Space meet up? I might even apply to be a speaker… What do you think? Let me know 😀
That's all from me today - I will check in with you next week.