Monthly Archives: June 2014

What exactly do we mean by ‘passive’ and ‘active’?

Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.David Hockney Like many others, I got very excited to see thispublished on the Ofsted website back in February: Inspectors must not give the impression that Ofsted favours … Continue reading

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Sports Day madness by @skychaserhigh79

Originally posted on batttuk:
Another cracking post from our resident guest-blogging head. Had your sports day or about to? This post is for you… Some statements here scarily realistic. Sports day rules. These are the rules for sports day, how…

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A mastery model for Writing: moving away from the text type treadmill

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Teacher:
Are we deceiving ourselves about cohesion? (Cartoon from xkcd.com/724) I wrote back in the autumn of 2013 about how I found the endless march through text types to be ineffective in really securing…

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HMI David Brown sets me some homework

Originally posted on chemistrypoet:
Today (29 June 2014), the HMI David Brown (@DavidBrownHMI) set me some home work. It’s a long series of tweets (and I don’t posses the technological know how to capture them and place them here….sorry). Essentially,…

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Comp: A Survivor’s Tale – a slice of life at Holland Park in the 90s.

Originally posted on teacherhead:
I’ve just re-discovered this book on Amazon. I lost my copy years ago. In pre-twitter pre-blog era, John-Paul Flintoff, a former student at Holland Park, decided to write about his experiences. He has written some background…

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Teacher Training (or lack of it…)

Originally posted on The Cart Before the Horse:
I consider myself very fortunate that I didn’t go straight from my degree to doing a PGCE. I took a year out. I didn’t do the Backpacker thing, I set about getting…

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Reasons to be cheerful about research

Originally posted on Evidence into Practice:
The hard problems of education Education is faced with many hard problems. Perhaps two of the biggest at the moment are: Which teaching methods lead to the greatest gains for our students? How do…

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