Monthly Archives: May 2014

I got 21 days to go…. (Part 2)

Originally posted on Numeracy, Quadratics and Trying to teach them (NQT):
I made it! PGCE teaching practice is done, dusted, and never will I teach as a trainee again! For the final 21 days of teaching I decided to keep…

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The Spy Who Loved Us – Part 2: A very special Pedagogy Picnic

Originally posted on Belmont Teach:
In The Spy Who Loved Us – Part 1: “The name’s Beyond…..” I shared how our English Department worked with David Didau to create a new curriculum and post-levels assessment system from scratch.  I also shared some of the…

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Don’t fear the reader

Originally posted on Distant Ramblings on the Horizon:
I love reading. Books particularly. Hundreds of them scattered all over the place. Many, of course, on shelves, but many more in boxes and in random stacks. Some are read over and…

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Can (free) schools avoid nonsense 4 (Behavior)?

Originally posted on mylifeasacynicalteacher:
Before writing about behavior it’s important to be clear about what is meant by good and poor behavior. I intend to write about behavior in a general sense and behavior for learning separately. What these things…

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Then and now

Originally posted on teaching personally:
I think this deserves to be seen widely…

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The Secret of Literacy

Originally posted on Primarily Teaching:
David Didau’s book ‘The Secret of Literacy’ is a good ‘un. It’s not revolutionary – you will find lots of similar ideas in ‘Teach Like A Champion’ or Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing Across the…

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No hands up nonsense

Originally posted on deputyjohn:
Over the last few years, I’ve become aware of schools that have policies of ‘no hands up’. To be clear, these are policies. Hence teachers are to some extent effectively banned from allowing pupils to put their…

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