Monthly Archives: March 2014

cover –

Is it just me that takes it personally when there is an incident when a class is covered by someone else? I’ve recently had to arrange for planned cover of one of my lessons as I had a meeting to … Continue reading

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Design your own mastery curriculum in maths | Mr Reddy Maths Blog

There seems to be a current surge from Heads of Maths and KS3 Maths Coordinators looking to adopt more of a mastery approach to teaching maths. This post is a quick run through of the journey the curriculum at King … Continue reading

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TDRE Boss Blog: Sharing: How Much?

At the start of half term, I got married. As this was to a colleague, it was BIG news. Also as a Catholic RE teacher (who by coincidence was teaching Y10 about marriage at the time), receiving a sacrament, it had added … Continue reading

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Thoughts on managing variability: A RAG123 epiphany

Our PGCE student had a real lightbulb moment with RAG123 this week… It emphasised to me that it is way more than a quick way to get books marked… (as a respect for anonymity I will refer to the PGCE … Continue reading

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‘How come you’ve got their books?’

Originally posted on Numeracy, Quadratics and Trying to teach them (NQT):
I like to think of myself as a pretty organised and motivated PGCE student. I work hard, want the best for my students and want to learn more and more about how I…

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Debbie Hepplewhite replies to Richard Garner of the Independent

Read here Debbie Hepplewhite’s robust reply to a shoddy article by Richard Garner of the Independent: http://phonicsinternational.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1528#1528 And Richard, if you would like to see how Synthetic Phonics helps dyslexic children to read, please come to the Bloomfield Learning Centre…

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Middle Leaders – The Journey

Originally posted on educatingthoughts:
This is a blog that I have written as part of my NPQML course. The John Burnham opinion piece quoted is provided by the National College and about curriculum development through middle leadership. From John Burnham’s…

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Why should we research the subject and not just the child?

Originally posted on Clio et cetera:
A great deal is written about research in education and the problems it faces. I rather think that we are passing something of a threshold at the moment in terms of the contribution that…

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Aiming for – if not quite getting, 100% – what happened when I tried to get all my students doing what I wanted?

Originally posted on Improving Teaching:
There’s one suitable percentage of students following a direction given in your classroom: 100 Percent. If you don’t achieve this, you make your authority subject to interpretation, situation, and motivation. Students have cause to ask…

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Relating to a Revision Plan – It’s a Family Affair

Originally posted on meridianvale:
A few Saturdays ago saw three teaching staff, a head of House and 73 parents, carers & Year 11 students (with a sprinkling of Y10s and 12s) come together for an afternoon of intense ‘How To…

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