Monthly Archives: May 2014

Good luck GCSE students – with a little help from my friends | Mr Reddy Maths Blog

Just wanting to wish pupils sitting their GCSE maths exams in the next couple of weeks, the best of luck. I remember what it feels like to be revising hard at this stage and the exam nerves on the day. … Continue reading

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NQT (New – and Quietly Terrified!): “Please just give me a job!” Part 1: Choosing the right school

Job hunting was a big deal for me; I get extremely anxious and put a lot of pressure on myself. I started looking for jobs for September in January – that may seem early but I wanted to ‘get it … Continue reading

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A response to critics #3: Independent schools

Originally posted on goodbyemisterhunter:
One month ago, I published a historical critique of progressive education entitled Progressively Worse. It has two essential arguments. Firstly, from the 1960s onwards progressive education became a powerful orthodoxy within the state education system. Secondly,…

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Motivation, Learning and Memory (Part 1).

Originally posted on Psych(ed):
Why do we remember the stories we read in comics but forget what we learned in school? I recently attended a presentation (organised by the Psychology in Education Research Centre, University of York) by Kou…

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More thoughts on the new GCSE Maths

Originally posted on f(maths):
I’ve had a bit longer to digest the (draft) GCSE specifications from OCR and AQA (which seem almost identical) and had a chat with my head of department, the changes at foundation are a complete…

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No more outstandings

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Teacher Voice

Originally posted on Teacher Voice:
Pupil voice is a relatively new ‘concept’. I say ‘concept’ because I am sure it’s been discussed and implemented before, just under the guise of a different buzzword or term. From what I understand, ‘pupil…

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