Monthly Archives: November 2014

Five-a-day

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Revisiting lost learning by Gerald Haigh

In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important a function as recollecting. – William James As teachers, we tend to do all in our power to prevent students from forgetting what we have taught them. This seems entirely … Continue reading

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The Future Part 7b: Is there such a thing as a Digital Native?

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
This post is the second part of a series of posts about Digital Natives which are in turn part of a series of posts about The Future. The actual arguments for the claims…

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Top Blogs of the Week for Academies Week (November, 2014)

Originally posted on Improving Teaching:
Six more brilliant, though-provoking or insightful blogs, for Academies Week. Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns Washington Post It’s worth overlooking the Buzzfeed-style headline and reading this…

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Differentiation in a world of increasing Standardisation | Thoughts on Education and Technology

I spent this morning working with some UAE teachers examining the ethical and moral issues surrounding the increasing use of technology both within and outside of the classroom.    During the session we digressed into a range of other subject topics … Continue reading

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“What kind of world are we trying to represent?”

Originally posted on Sam Shepherd:
I was at the regional NATECLA YH day conference this week, and the final plenary was from Heather Buchanan of Leeds Beckett University talking about the uses and abuses of global coursebooks. It was an…

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A teacher’s approach to refereeing rugby

Originally posted on drowningintheshallow:
In the last week I have refereed 6 competitive games of school rugby. After each game I have had opposition parents or staff kindly (stabbing their finger into my chest with raised voices) share their opinion…

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Meaningful Manageable Marking — Love Learning Ideas

4 Steps to Efficient Effective Marking Pedagogy & Strategies There are too many important things for teachers to be doing for them to waste time on what doesn’t work.  This blog therefore focuses on effective and efficient ways of using … Continue reading

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Growth mindset: it’s not just for Christmas

Originally posted on Reflecting English:
Image: @jasonramasami Every Saturday, I take my three-year old son shopping. I must admit I am forever the teacher. My partner draws him a list of things to find and together we look for them.…

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