Newsletters by Craig Barton

I write not one, but two, free weekly newsletters.
  1. Tips for Teachers newsletter
  2. Eedi newsletter

Tips for Teachers newsletter

Each Monday morning the Tips for Teachers newsletter lands in your inbox with a tip to try out on your classrooms that week. Subscribe (for free) by entering your email in the box above, and check out all the past editions here:

Eedi newsletter

My Eedi newsletter comes out every Tuesday. Typically, this contains longer-form content, focussing on coaching, classroom pedagogy and resources. Subscribe (for free) by entering your email in the box above, and check out all the past editions here:
  1. My Coaching Process
  2. Coaching Case Studies #1: Improving the Do Now and explanations
  3. Coaching Case Studies #2: Improving worked examples and check for understanding
  4. Coaching Case Studies #3: Misconceptions and going through tests
  5. Coaching Case Studies #4: Non-examples and room layout
  6. The power of the Hypothesis Model when coaching
  7. The importance of rehearsal when coaching
Departmental support
  1. Developing a departmental approach to the Do Now
  2. Developing a departmental approach to worked examples
  3. Developing a departmental approach to reviewing answers
  4. Developing a departmental approach to problem-solving
High-value activity structures
  1. Venn Diagrams: 10 tips to supercharge them in the classroom
  2. SSDD Problems: 10 tips to supercharge them in the classroom
  3. Intelligent Practice: 10 tips to supercharge it in the classroom
  4. A little bit of problem-solving in every lesson: 10 tips to make it happen
  1. Two ideas for improving GCSE revision
  2. The myth of copying things down
  3. Busy tricking during the Do Now
  4. Supercharging Think, Pair, Share
  5. The cost of classroom interruptions
  6. How many of your students are participating?
  7. Participation ratio in lessons: the results are in!
  8. Boosting the participation ratio during our explanations
  9. How prescriptive should a Head of Department be?
  10. Book-to-Board: One of my favourite uses of mini-whiteboards
  11. Pitfalls to avoid when going through answers
  12. Mini-whiteboard + Exam paper = ❤️
  13. 13 ideas to help boost homework completion rates
  14. The perils of Rounding Up students' answers
  15. Helping students listen to each other 
  16. The opportunity cost of digging deeper
  17. 10 things we know about testing
  18. Correcting in green pen does not work
  19. Poor proxies for understanding
  20. Poor proxies for listening
  21. How to think about new ideas
  22. Seven ways to use diagnostic questions to check for understanding

  1. Variation spiders!
  2. GCSE Big 20
  3. The best maths worksheet ever?
  4. Free maths CPD
  5. Back to school: Four things to listen to
  6. Brand-new, free maths resources for every maths topic
  7. Explain the mistake
  8. Free quizzes, videos, fluency practice, problem solving questions and more
3-Read Friday
  1. Coaching expectations, consistency and worked examples
  2. Attention, revision mistakes, and seminal studies
  3. Explanations, confidence, and productive struggle
  4. Efficiency, observations, and ChatGTP
  5. Teach like nobody’s watching, 1% better, and angles
  6. Participation ratio, Go-to guides, and success
  7. Time, planning, and mathematical literacy
  8. Problem-solving, self-explanation, and 3 Acts
  9. Maths resources, action bias, and fun lessons
  10. Homework, highlighting, and angles
  11. Pre-testing, quizzes, and if-then statements
  12. Variation Theory, lesson planning, and subject knowledge
  13. Questions, sense, and chatbots
  14. Variation Theory, mobile phones, and CPD
  15. Thinking time, One Note, and group coaching
  16. Improving teaching, QLAs, and product of prime factors
  17. Klaxons, checks for listening, and the first 10 minutes of a lesson
  18. Skills v knowledge, live coaching, and conceptual understanding
  19. Experience, worksheets, and Christmas!
  20. Wrong answers, 100%, and unintended consequences
  21. PISA, ChatGPT, and mobile phones
  22. Hypercorrection, textbooks, and praise
  23. Pace, productive struggle, and free maths resources
  24. MCQs, belonging, and attention
  25. Stepping away from the speaker, messy markbooks, and GCSE Maths revision
  26. Feedback, inclusive classrooms, and more feedback!
  27. Calling out, fixing the Do Now, and multi-tasking
  28. Improving teaching, student absence, and tageting indicators
  29. Worked examples, SEND, and AI tutors
  30. Rehearsal, assessments, and naked explanations
  31. Stories, attention, and maths gems