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Cold Calling vs Think, Pair, Share vs mini whiteboards

Cold Calling, Think, Pair, Share and mini whiteboards have all featured heavily in classrooms in recent years, as educators look to maximise Retrieval Practice, engagement and oracy.

As well as being used in isolation, all three can be combined in certain situations. But what does the research say about the efficacy of these techniques? And when would you choose to use one over the other?

This blog is co-written by InnerDrive psychologist Bradley Busch, who will describe each strategy and the research behind it, and Berwickshire Rector Bruce Robertson, who will give us a look at their classroom application…

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the one (big) problem with this popular motivation theory

With student motivation being an essential ingredient of learning and achievement, it is no surprise that this area has been extensively studied in the field of education for the last decade.

Self-Determination Theory may be the most popular theoretical framework of motivation. While it provides valuable guidance on boosting student motivation in practice, it can be a recipe for chaos if not carefully applied to classrooms. Here’s what you need to know to avoid common pitfalls…

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CONFIDENCE | The Sports Mind Training

Confidence can be described as a belief in one’s abilities to succeed. We require confidence and a sense of security, because in life, we invariably…