Monthly Archives: October 2013

Exporting London Challenge is complex and challenging

Originally posted on IOE LONDON BLOG:
 Chris Husbands London schools are among the best in the country. Many are, simply, amongst the best urban schools in the world. This was not true even half a generation ago. But the evidence on…

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Year 11 Careers Fair

Originally posted on FECareersIAG:
Last week we held our third annual Year 11 Careers Fair. It is an all day event we organise jointly with two other local High Schools as we’ve found that this approach spreads the administrative burden…

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Me and My PGCE

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
Careers Fifty-two years, most of them taken in growing or in the illusion of it — R. S. Thomas, Selected Poems 1946-1968 Some recent blogs on PGCEs, QTS and initial teacher training led me to reflect…

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Paxman, Hunt and the QTS issue

Originally posted on Education for Everyone:
Last night, Newsnight had an item on whether qualified teacher status should be a requirement in state funded schools. Nothing surprising about that. It’s been part of the debate about the problems in some…

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Does memorisation get in the way of learning? – Part 4

Originally posted on …to the real.:
Previously I started to look at the main points in Ben Orlin’s article expressing concern that ‘memorisation might get in the way of learning’: Some things are worth memorising, but others are not. Knowledge…

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365 days in my shoes Day 304

Originally posted on high heels and high notes:
The array and quality of blogging is on the up with new bloggers as well as those well established bloggers. Fabulous blogposts during half term on the timelines. I couldn’t keep up…

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Half terms double your workload.

Originally posted on milkwithtwo:
As teachers we spend our lives counting down in half terms, I just spent mine taking in the tourist sites of Bangkok with my two and half year old. I wondered what he will remember of…

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