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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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Publications by Harry Fletcher-Wood

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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Goldilocks teaching: pitching learning just right

June 17 2018

Teachers can encourage desired behaviours by making them easier for students.  I’ve suggested making things easier by changing the default, breaking tasks into smaller steps and making the first step easy (approaches based on evidence from behavioural psychology,).  Making it easier doesn’t mean students should have it easy though.  I’ve often made things as difficult as possible: with one over-dependent […]

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What is responsive teaching?

June 03 2018

Two years ago, I began writing a practical guide to formative assessment.  I believed there was value in revisiting the original research, summarising it accessibly, and showing how it could be put into practice.  I took my title from Dylan Wiliam’s often-cited suggestion that it was a big mistake to: Call formative assessment formative assessment […]

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