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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