Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Future Part 7c: Whose silly idea was this Digital Natives thing anyway?

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
This post is the final part of a series of posts about Digital Natives which are in turn part of a series of posts about The Future. Last time I mentioned that the…

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Teachmeets – The Learning Geek

Teachers are overworked and underpaid so why would they willingly give up their evenings and flock together to discuss teaching some more? Teachers are under constant pressure to hit targets, mark books, attend meetings, parent’s evenings, twilights… Yet, the teachmeet … Continue reading

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We’re chasing very different targets.

Originally posted on Esse Quam Videri:
The conversation took place on a balcony in the south of France near Perpignan this summer. The view was beautiful and I’m pretty sure we enjoying some local wine. My husband and I, both…

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Have you seen the new Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors?

New Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors The Department of further Education (DfE) have released some ‘grade descriptors’ for the new GCSEs graded 1 to 9 for Maths and they are clearly different from grade descriptions which apply … Continue reading

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This isn’t a blog about private schools – Mr Thomas’ Blog

But it’s not because I couldn’t write one. I have quite strong views on private schools, and I even think they’re well-reasoned. But I’m not going to write about them. Why?  This isn’t a blog about private schools – Mr … Continue reading

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I’ll defend TF recruitment but I have reservations about the programme

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Purchasing Louisiana, or at least letting teachers choose their CPD

Originally posted on Improving Teaching:
In 1803, James Monroe was dispatched to gain access to a port in Louisiana for the United States.  Sent to France as an Extraordinary Envoy, he instead purchased the whole of Louisiana for $15 million…

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Podcast no. 6 – Glenn Whitman “Can you change the culture of a school through research?”

Originally posted on chronotope:
In October I went to visit Glen Whitman at St. Andrew’s School near Washington. He is the Dean of Studies there but is also a force of nature who runs an in-house research centre that has completely…

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101 Great Teachers to Follow on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit

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An awesome maths exam question

Originally posted on reflectivemaths's Blog:
Wow. Take a look at this: From here: http://www.wjec.co.uk/uploads/publications/8410.pdf Now guess how many marks. The paper is a Foundation paper lasting 1 1/4 hours and has a total of 65 marks. (This Q is also…

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