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The TILE network is excited to share what Harris Academy is doing to improve teaching practice and enhance the learning experience for their pupils and students. This post will be continuously updated with the accomplishments of the Harris Academy Learning and Teaching Department. If this post seems familiar to you, it is because you might have seen it already on our ‘TILE Share Best Practice’ Page that is currently getting revamped.

Harris Academy is a co-educational comprehensive school in the West End of Dundee, Scotland. Harris Academy was founded in 1885 and is one of the oldest public schools in Dundee.

Follow @LANDTHARRIS on Twitter, or reach them by email at DDTBEATTIE520@GLOW.SCH.UK

Accomplishments of the Learning and Teaching Department:

WHOLE CLASS READING
Have a look at some of the techniques for whole class reading. There are some great techniques to improve fluency in literacy

SOCIAL SKILLS
Using social goals is a great way of being assertive with classroom management. It also helps develop our pupils into being decent human beings

FRONTLOADING
Reading for understanding in the classroom

CELEBRATING SUCCESS
The role of celebrating success in releasing pupil potential

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Using plickers as a tool for formative assessment

SOCIAL SKILLS
Using red dots and green dots to help celebrate success and developing an understanding of how celebrating pupil success can help release potential

MATHS CAM
Using cameras and visualisers to enhance learning and teaching

AIFL
A brief overview of AiFL for the upcoming learning rounds

RAINBOW WRITING
A great literary technique to use across the curriculum

FEEDBACK
Meaningful feedback that cuts across the workload

BRAINSCAPE 
App & computer-based learning for spaced repetition & recall

THE PLENARY
Planning purposeful plenaries

HOMEWORK
To be or not to be? Is that the question?

SCOTTISH NATIONAL STANDARD ASSESSMENTS (SNSA’S)
What are they?

LESSON PLANNING
A little bit goes a long way

ORACY
Using oracy in the classroom: Voice 21’s definition of oracy is supporting young people in finding their voice, metaphorically and literally.

COOPERATIVE LEARNING – TEACH A MAN HOW TO FISH?
A structure-based or activity-based approach
 

COOPERATIVE LEARNING – FIND THE FICTION?
A structure-based or activity-based approach

COOPERATIVE LEARNING – THE ROUNDROBIN
A structure-based or activity-based approach

LEARNING INTENTIONS & SUCCESS CRITERIA

Where are we going and how are we going to get there?

PLENARY IDEAS
Sharing good practice – Plenary cubes and questions

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT BOX
A formative assessment resource that can be used across departments

PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONS PT. 1 & PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONS PT. 2

Rosenshine’s Principles, perfect for any Teacher’s Toolkit