A Remote Possibility: Using multiple-choice questions to build conceptual understanding at a distance

I have become slightly obsessed with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in recent months. I first considered them properly when I read Daisy Christodolou’s book Making Good Progress (2017) a couple of years ago, and have learned more about them through the Assessment Lead Programme from Evidence Based Education (both the book and the programme come strongly … Continue reading A Remote Possibility: Using multiple-choice questions to build conceptual understanding at a distance

An Open Letter to the Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis

Dear Lord Adonis I am writing to ask questions arising from your recent calls for schools to provide 'adequate online learning' on Twitter and criticism of those which are not doing so. I have posed my questions to you on Twitter on five occasions now (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), but you have not yet … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis

Are pupil progress meetings worthwhile?

I was struck by the recent Teacher Tapp results on pupil progress meetings, which indicated that three quarters of respondents have experience of them and that over half consider them useful. I have sat through many of these meetings, often as the senior leader in charge. I was always uncertain of their value and these … Continue reading Are pupil progress meetings worthwhile?