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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