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Becoming Educated

Feb 7, 2022

In this episode I speak with Jon Hutchinson, Director of Training and Development at the Reach Foundation. Jon is also a Visiting Fellow at Ambition Institute for their Masters in Expert Teaching programme. Jon has spoken at ResearchEd events and has contributed a superb chapter on Instructional Coaching for the 'ResearchEd Guide to Leadership'.

Jon blogs at

We explore in depth Jon's thinking behind his 'Five Best Bets for Teaching & Learning' which are:

1. Low Stakes Quizzing

2. Instructional Coaching

3. Sequencing Curriculum

4. Improving Ratio

5. Learning about Cognitive Load Theory

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