Monthly Archives: January 2014

Are you ready for universal infant free school meals?

Today we’ve got the second part of our blog about Universal Free School Meals by our guest blogger, Morag Lyall, editor of EDUcatering magazine which offers a monthly look at the school food industry. Now knowing what funding is available…

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Week 4 – blur

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Making Teachers Guides to the World – Bridging Differences – Education Week

Robert Pondiscio of CitizenshipFirst writes again to Deborah Meier. Dear Deborah, Your latest post made me grin. “Bringing out background knowledge is how we make sense of anything we encounter in the world,” you wrote. “My reading ability in astronomy … Continue reading

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Review Episode 4: Reality Bites -The Tough Young Teachers strike back – Tom Bennett

Last week’s episode of Wigdortz’s Angels left us on a cliff edge like Flash Gordon in an old chapter play: would Meryl defeat the Mud Men of year 11, and escape Principal Ming’s unsatisfactory observation ray? The prospect of this … Continue reading

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Mandating 10 hour opening times for school buildings*

Originally posted on Becky Allen:
*NB. Yes, buildings. Not teachers. Not headteachers. Not pupils. Today I’m blogging without data, or even much evidence. We have had a few interesting commentaries from education bloggers on longer school days (here and here),…

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The Jonah Complex: Why We Are Afraid Of Being Brilliant

Originally posted on Laura McInerney:
  The ‘lack of wanting to be clever’ problem is something anyone working in classrooms will encounter. One of the things I learned to ask disaffected students was: what would you have to sacrifice if…

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Where have all the flowers gone

Originally posted on John Howson:
Pete Seeger, who died earlier this week, was a constant presence on the record player during my university days in the 1960s. Interestingly, one of the songs he recorded in 1963, ‘Little boxes’, formed the…

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