Monthly Archives: September 2013

Out In Left Field: Skills for success: let’s have less RULER and more SLANT

Has there ever been a time when most people didn’t believe the following: So-called noncognitive skills — attributes like self-restraint, persistence and self-awareness — might actually be better predictors of a person’s life trajectory than standard academic measures. ? There … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch | frogphilp.com

When Nick Clegg announced that soon all children aged between 4 and 7 (Reception to Year 2) will be getting a free lunch, everybody should have been pleased. “My ambition is that every primary school pupil should be able to … Continue reading

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Gaming the system

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The riddle of autonomous schools: how will researchers crack the code?

Originally posted on IOE LONDON BLOG:
Chris Husbands The Riddle of the Labyrinth, Margalit Fox’s hugely readable account of the deciphering of Linear B in the 1940s and 1950s tells the story of half a century of frankly obsessive work…

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UCAS, Personal Statements and all that: advice for those advising applicants

Originally posted on notatextbook:
On Saturday 28th September The Brilliant Club and Teach First’s Higher Education Access Programme for Schools (HEAPS) co-organised and ran a small conference for pupils that we work with who are applying for Oxbridge and competitive…

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Michael Gove is Correct, Absolutely Correct

Originally posted on MissAngry:
When Maths and English students have been endlessly pulled out of other classes to to extra revision sessions , when SLT talk about Key Marginals ,when pupils have been forced to sit 2 different syllabus for English,…

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New teaching idea: exit tickets

Originally posted on Weekly Maths:
Twitter is awesome isn’t it. As a new teacher, I’m learning a massive amount from exchanges of tweets. For example: This exchange convinced me to use exit tickets every class, which is my new teaching…

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