Monthly Archives: February 2014

Scientists have said…: Teach them well…

Our visit to CERN proper started in a crowded lecture room.  As well as the 51 UK teachers, there were around 40 Israeli students and their teachers.  Israel has just become a full member state of CERN, and these students … Continue reading

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Valuing the Measurable

Originally posted on teaching personally:
I can’t pretend that Philip Roscoe’s book I Spend Therefore I Am – The real cost of economics is the most entertaining read I’ve ever had. In fact I struggled a little with parts of…

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CPD – What is it good for?

Originally posted on KitAndrew:
Well? Honestly? In some cases absolutely nothing…it depends upon a whole raft of variables… What’s that I hear you say? But we do it to; Improve quality of provision? Gain information? Inspire? Move on practice? Develop skills…

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Good, but with some worrying features

Originally posted on John Howson:
The February data relating to applications for teaching preparation courses looks, on the surface, like good news for the government. Applications rose between January and February, from just over 81,000 to more than 102,000; an…

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Cultivating success in #Computing

Originally posted on Brian Sharland:
Recently the topic of acknowledging and encouraging success as been discussed amongst some of my colleagues.  It’s an important topic regardless of which school one works in whether independent or state.  The solutions proposed by…

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Parent’s Evening……

Originally posted on Headsmart…….Reflections of a Headteacher:
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.  We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give ~Norman MacEwan~ Tonight is another parent’s…

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Dyslexia: does it really exist?

Originally posted on Mr Melaney:
Dyslexia is an umbrella term given to those with difficulties in reading most commonly. The NHS estimates that around 4-8 per cent of children have some form of dyslexia. However, as this is an umbrella…

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