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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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Motivating student behaviour: a framework for nudging with behavioural psychology

April 21 2019

I’m writing a guide for teachers about using the principles of behavioural psychology to increase students’ motivation to learn, and to encourage positive behaviour.  I’ve been drafting with a structure based on the Behavioural Insights Team’s EAST framework: if you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely.  EAST seemed the […]

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Framing learning: risk, temptation and loss aversion

April 07 2019

Should we tell students it’s ‘homework’ or ‘independent practice’?  Should suggest they ‘get the most out of it’ or ‘avoid missing out’?  The way a situation is framed can affect how people perceive it and the choices they make.  Doctors asked to choose between surgery or radiation to treat lung cancer were given identical information […]

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