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Becoming Educated


Mar 14, 2022

This week I am Joined by Helen Howell. 
Helen is director of English at the Blue Coat School in Oldham. She previously worked at the Radclyffe School as English AST and lead teacher for literacy, where she was instrumental in developing a knowledge-rich KS3 curriculum and a culture of reading for pleasure.

Helen recently published a great book, alongside Ross Morrision McGill of Teacher Toolkit, 'The Revision Revolution, How to build a culture of effective study in your school' and we explore this in depth in todays episode.

We discuss the following and so much more:

Why students dont revise?
Why creating a rich curriculum is the first step towards a revision revolution?
Why we should start with staff training?
How to kick the revolution off by sharing key revision strategies with year seven or s1 for us in Scotland
What teachers can do in lessons to support students learn the content
How to train students to support themselves
How to engage adults in supporting the revision revolution.

I loved this interview with Helen and the book is fantastic. A must have if you want to supercharge your students learning.

You can find Helen on twitter @cura_dora

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