Monthly Archives: June 2014

Growth Mindsets in Differentiation & Feedback

Originally posted on Wayfinder Learning Lab:
Nothing suggests ‘loner’ quite like a table for one and a book with that cover blurb. 😉 #GrowthMindset After reading/hearing so much about Carol Dweck’s Mindset over the last couple of years, I was finally…

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20 thoughts on ‘The Gove Effect’: 5 good, 5 bad, 5 irrelevant, 5 neglected : RSA blogs

On Saturday I spoke at an After the Coalition conference, organised by Mike Finn FRSA from Liverpool Hope University. It was a terrific first attempt at what will hopefully be an annual event. I’m hoping that our Fellows in the North … Continue reading

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Strike on 10th July!

Originally posted on Lambeth Teachers:
Because of our strike action to far, we have stopped Gove taking away our holidays. We have stopped him removing PPA time and we have won £800 in our pensions that we would not otherwise…

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The Road I Took

Originally posted on The Cart Before the Horse:
After six years of teaching in the UK, I moved on. In 2003 I moved to the South of France. At the time I didn’t know what this would mean for my…

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A Case for School Libraries – what we need to achieve in our school libraries

Originally posted on readingeducator:
Now, if you’re a regular reader you will know that I do not hold with the current view that school libraries should be made statutory or that they should be a forced part of an inspection.…

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Is There a Matthew Effect for Teachers? | Just Trying To Be Better Than Yesterday

Most teachers I know are working themselves into the ground. Under difficult circumstances they commit themselves fully to the children in their charge and balance this with full lives outside school. They have suffered for years from poor CPD provision … Continue reading

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Summer reading suggestions

Originally posted on Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Math WISE Math:
Here are some excellent books about education that you may want to read this summer. Seven Myths About Education, by Daisy Christodoulou. (Highly recommended!) “She examines seven widely held…

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