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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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Sharing learning objectives: Humpty Dumpty changed my mind

July 01 2018

Once, I was confident about the value of sharing learning objectives with students.  Last year, I changed my mind.  While redrafting Responsive Teaching, I rewrote the chapter answering ‘How can we show students what success looks like?’ from scratch.  I’m no longer convinced that emphasising learning objectives helps; I still believe that sharing goals is important, […]

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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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