Monthly Archives: April 2014

An evidence based teaching profession shouldn’t deal in absolutes

Originally posted on Evidence into Practice:
Really interesting blog article by James Richardson on the EEF website – where he makes a number of excellent points about evidence in education. An evidence based teaching profession shouldn’t deal in absolutes. Rarely…

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An evidence based teaching profession shouldn’t deal in absolutes

Originally posted on Evidence into Practice:
Really interesting blog article by James Richardson on the EEF website – where he makes a number of excellent points about evidence in education. An evidence based teaching profession shouldn’t deal in absolutes. Rarely…

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TDRE Boss Blog: NEW PROJECT: Catholic REsource

Sometimes you look at what’s out there and you are not satisfied. You say to yourself, I wish there was something for this, or a place for that…  Having taught Catholic RE for 8 years now, I look at the … Continue reading

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Why Education Reform is Probably Not The Best Way to Fight Poverty | Paul Bruno

Doug Lemov is skeptical that I’m right about education being a (relatively) ineffective way of fighting poverty. His response is thoughtful and deserves a response of its own. via Why Education Reform is Probably Not The Best Way to Fight … Continue reading

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The Standards Curriculum | frogphilp.com

I am making the argument that there are 4 curricula that drive the broad curriculum in schools. This is the first: standards. The National Curriculum for September 2014 has provoked a lot of debate since its inception by the current … Continue reading

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The 9th Echo Chamber Blogpost of the Week

There is no Chalk Talk Podcast this week, hence my general slackness in getting round to choosing the blogpost of the week. The chosen blogpost is: For those among you considering senior leadership Some other favourites from the week: What to … Continue reading

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Observing the possibility of learning

I am somewhat troubled, by many things, but this particular trouble is to do with learning.Can we see learning? Can we detect learning has happened? Can we identify any link with the teaching activities that happen in classrooms that lead … Continue reading

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My survey of primary music teachers on teaching music

Over 300 primary class teachers kindly completed this survey on their attitudes to teaching music. The majority of respondents came from twitter so it is NOT a representative sample of teachers. In addition it is also more likely to have … Continue reading

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My packet of crisps: Behaviour Case Study

I got caught out yesterday.  It doesn’t happen very often.  I have taken over a new class and last lesson they decided to play “you’re going to be a supply teacher, we’re not playing the behaviour game” with me.  I’d … Continue reading

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TDRE Boss Blog: Funding Your Own CPD

There are two events coming up in September that I want to attend. The first is ResearchEd and the second SLT Camp. Last year my school paid for ResearchEd and for my travel to the Culham St Gabriel’s Weekend; both … Continue reading

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