Monthly Archives: May 2013

Can every student get 5A*-C including English and Maths?

Originally posted on mylifeasacynicalteacher:
The following thought experiment was posed: http://rganthony.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/can-all-get-5a-c-inc-en.html I did not feel able to respond fully on Twitter so I will respond here. I asked whether students in mainstream schools who should not be were included and he…

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Blogs for the Week Ending 31st May 2013

Here are the posts for the last 7 days: Random Ramblings: Can all get 5A*-C? May 31, 2013 Impostor Syndrome May 31, 2013 Never exclude? May 31, 2013 Meta-active Thinking May 31, 2013 The Beaufort Wind Scale 2: What makes a good observation, and why it isn’t a … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings: Can all get 5A*-C?

Random Ramblings: Can all get 5A*-C Inc EN&MA?: Some teachers tell me that not every student can achieve 5A*-C in EN&MA. I disagree. Try this experiment. Think about any mainstre…

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Impostor Syndrome

Originally posted on firstdayatschool:
It’s like the academic version of an extensional crisis. It often happens at 4 a.m. the night before an essay deadline, but in this case it was in the middle of a busy Costa when doing…

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Never exclude?

Originally posted on The Modern Miss:
I recently read this piece in the Guardian by Bergistra, a primary head working in a deprived area. The title of the piece “We can’t exclude any child … because sometimes school is all…

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Meta-active Thinking

Originally posted on Making Learners Extraordinary ™:
When was the last time that you thought about thinking? For most of us, thinking is something that we “just do”. It is a passive response to outside stimuli that is unregulated and that…

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The Beaufort Wind Scale 2: What makes a good observation, and why it isn’t a grade – Tom Bennett – Blog – Tom Bennett – TES Community

Last week I wrote about some of the reasons why lesson observations can lack utility. In this piece, I want to do two things: define the two contradictory aims of lesson observations, and ways in which these aims can be … Continue reading

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Emaths – The Local Authority

There are around 150 Local Authorities in England, between them overseeing the work of approximately 28,000 schools. There is no set formula for how the authority should do this and the staffing structures, strategic plans, methodologies and quality of delivery … Continue reading

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The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Behavior (my experience)

Originally posted on mylifeasacynicalteacher:
In this post I am going to compare and contrast how two of my previous schools dealt with behaviour, the behaviour policies and the respective outcomes. I would like to say upfront that obviously as my…

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The debate over performance pay shows where power lies – and its not with schools

Originally posted on Education for Everyone:
The debate over performance related pay for teachers has escalated further in the last couple of weeks. This follows the publication of proposals to deregulate the pay system and tie it more closely to…

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