Issue Three of the MACS Teaching and Learning Newsletter can be downloaded from the link, below. Alternatively it can be viewed as an online pdf. This features hints and tips for Google Jamboard, The Science of Learning book which is in our CPD Library, and (most importantly perhaps) useful lessons for the future about howContinue reading “Teaching & Learning Newsletter – Issue Three”
Issue Two of the MACS Teaching and Learning Newsletter can be downloaded from the link, below. Alternatively it can be viewed as an online pdf. This features Loom video, Teaching Walkthrus, and how to apply Cornell note-taking to lesson notes.
Staff Guest Blog by Miss E Wood – Teacher of MFL and Welsh at MACS. I recently attended a virtual conference for language teaching (SALT 2020) which left me feeling really inspired by some of the innovative tools and resources that can be used in teaching and learning, both in the classroom and online. AfterContinue reading “Digital Tools For The Virtual (and real!) Classroom – Miss E Wood”
To facilitate staff development and support professional learning (and as an early Christmas gift to the CPD Library!), there has been a bumper stock update within the CPD Library. New titles have now been added, and further purchases made of books that have been requested. The CPD Library site page has been fully updated toContinue reading “CPD Library – New Titles Added!”
This week’s Blog of the Week (link included below) comes from Dr Niki Kaiser, Network Research Lead at Norwich Research School. The article considers how an understanding of working with memory can have a positive impact on Teaching and Learning. It emphasises the crucial point that true learning involves making meaning of what we remember. Dr KaiserContinue reading “Meaningful Memory – researchschool.org.uk – Dr Niki Kaiser”
Issue One of the MACS Teaching and Learning Newsletter can be downloaded from the link, below. Alternatively it can be viewed as an online pdf.
This week’s Blog of the Week (link included below) comes from the indomitable Tom Sherrington, and it focuses on a necessary means to reflect and consider the ideas we are presented with during CPD sessions, and to actively tweak or transform them to work for us, for our pupils, and our subject areas. This blog of theContinue reading “The A|D|A|P|T approach to implementing teaching ideas – teacherhead.com – Tom Sherrington”
This week’s Blog of the Week (link included below) comes from Simon Baddeley, and it focuses on the use of visualiser cameras in the classroom. This blog of the week summarises impactful applications that can improve the quality of modelling, feedback and support in the classroom. It coincides with us acquiring 60 additional visualisers for classrooms toContinue reading “How I use a visualiser in my classroom – EdTech in the classroom – Simon Baddeley”
As part of a T&L focused Twilight in March of 2020 we looked at introducing and trialling two new display/learning mat style resources, in order to promote challenge and independence. This is outlined below for staff to use as a source of information and a recap of the session. The intention was to explore aContinue reading “BBBB and Steps to Success”
This week’s Blog of the Week (link included below) comes from Barri Moc, and it considers the approaches and implications with setting work on online platforms like Google Classroom, reflecting on how this might be experienced by learners, with suggestions and tips for making things work better. What it’s like from a learner’s perspective! See itContinue reading “See it from their perspective! — Y Byd a’r Betws – Blog Barri Moc”
Great to see you here! Welcome to the newly launched (ready for 2020-21 academic year) website for Teaching and Learning at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School, http://www.macstandl.com. The site collates key CPD and staff training activities, discussions and contributions, such as the work on what do ‘Great Teachers’ and ‘Great Teaching’ look like, during INSET andContinue reading “Hello and a warm welcome!”