Monthly Archives: May 2014

Marking students’ books on a daily basis.

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Originally posted on @SPorterEdu:
This post has come about further to me making improvements in my own teaching practice.  Do not expect an exhaustive list of approaches that you can try; that is not what this post is about.  This is…

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After Gove: Musings on teaching English Literature 4 More of the same -losing heart.

Originally posted on English Teaching Resources:
The point of these blogs was intended to be a chance to clarify and simplify the choices involved in opting for a new GCSE board next year. The idea was that greater breadth and…

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Prospero’s knowledge: magic or curse?

Originally posted on must do better…:
‘Real learning requires stepping into the unknown, which initiates a rupture in knowing’. Leslie Schwartzman The pursuit of knowledge I have been thinking a lot about The Tempest recently. Preparing two A2 classes for…

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Motivation and emotion

Originally posted on Joe Kirby's blog:
What makes kids motivated? And how can teachers and senior leaders get all kids working hard? In a five-post series, I’m exploring a few different ways of thinking about these questions. Last week,…

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Who’s to blame for the new English literature GCSEs?

The sound and fury surrounding text choices for GCSE English literature just won’t go away. The exam boards got their digs in first with Paul Dodd of OCR claiming Gove wanted to ban US authors because he “had a particular dislike for Of … Continue reading

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Less than one week to my DfE FOI Tribunal

Originally posted on Laura McInerney:
? Freedom fighting involves a lot of paperwork Twenty months ago I asked the DfE for some information about free schools; next week I will be in court for a 2-day hearing. During the hearing, the…

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A day in the life of…

This is a personal blog from somebody currently working in the field of education. This trainee teacher tells of her often difficult classroom experiences as a gay woman in the closet. “Every day, as they say, in teaching is different.…

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