Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Prisoners of The Blob – critical thinking skills

Originally posted on chemistrypoet:
I started reading Toby Young’s Civitas paper ‘Prisoners of the Blob – Why most education experts are wrong about nearly everything‘, got to page 10, which is the end of the section on modern approaches to…

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Lessons Learnt from Ofsted’s external reviews of governance and how to avoid having one…

Originally posted on ruthagnew:
It’s been such a busy term I haven’t had time for much blogging, so it’s with a sigh of relief the end of term is in sight, work is calming down and I have a bit…

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The Joys of Job Interviews in Teaching

Originally posted on andywarner78:
Teaching interviews are one of the most bizarre and testing interview formats there are, and a wise old colleague once said to me that every teacher should put themself through the process at least once a year.…

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Tips for trips

Originally posted on goodmorningmrse's Blog:
This week saw my first ‘proper’ school trip for my class. We visited a favourite of mine – the Horniman Museum in South-east London. School trips are stressful for all teachers. They are even…

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