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Harry Fletcher-Wood

Harry Fletcher-Wood taught in Japan and India before training with Teach First and spending six years in London schools. During this time he taught history, organised university applications and was a head of department. Most recently, his increasing interest in the fine detail of teacher improvement led to him taking responsibility for continuing professional development within his school and teacher-training with Teach for Sweden. His current role involves researching teaching to help improve Teach First’s effectiveness. He blogs regularly at improvingteaching.co.uk and tweets sporadically as @hfletcherwood.

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Ticked Off

Ticked Off by Harry Fletcher-Wood introduces teachers to the checklist,…

Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

Curated by Rachel Jones, Don’t Change the Light Bulbs offers…

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Exit tickets: Responsive Teaching 2019 update – encapsulating tasks and retention

June 16 2019

An exit ticket is a short task which shows how well all students have understood the lesson’s key ideas.  Exit tickets are simple but powerful: designing and using them can help us refine our planning, find out what students have understood and teach more responsively.  The first half of this post revisits these critical aspects […]

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Rewarding students: should we? If so, how?

May 19 2019

I’ve always mistrusted rewards for students.  Students should be doing things for their own sake – turning up, learning, being nice – and I understood extrinsic rewards to undermine their intrinsic motivation to do so.  Consequently, I feel uncomfortable about the reward systems found in most schools: merits, house points, or attendance awards (84% of […]

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