Monthly Archives: April 2015

One Exam Board | @AislingM87

Aisling MacSweeney has been a physics teacher in London for the last five years. She is an NUT school rep and a member of the Labour party. The discussion surrounding Britain’s examination boards has arisen many times in the last … Continue reading

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Irreducible complexity

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
The summer before I started university, I was given a reading list. On this list was Richard Dawkins’ “The Blind Watchmaker”. It had a major impact on me. Prior to this point, I had…

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A few thoughts about character education – David Didau: The Learning Spy

The idea that schools should be educating students’ character has been gathering momentum in recent years. But the once distant drums have become increasingly urgent; politicians and professors, hucksters and headteachers, all kinds of apparatchiks – even the occasional edu-blogger – … Continue reading

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TDRE Boss Blog: Resourcing NEW GCSE / A-Level RS

TDRE Boss Blog: Resourcing NEW GCSE / A-Level RS: Image courtesy of Geograph From 2016 there will be a new GCSE and a new A-Level in Religious Studies. Both will look dramatically diff…

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The Curse of ‘Dead Poets’ Society’

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Montgomery Bell Academy, the basis for the fictional boarding school in the film. I saw Dead Poets’ Society at the age of twelve, and it’s taken me a long time to recover from the…

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ORRsome blogposts April 2015

Originally posted on high heels and high notes:
ORRsome blogposts from April 2015! Michael Rozen http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/guide-to-education.html?spref=tw John Tomsett http://johntomsett.com/2015/04/08/this-much-i-know-about-the-need-to-put-humanity-back-into-the-centre-of-the-ring/ http://johntomsett.com/2015/04/24/this-much-i-know-about-what-really-works-when-preparing-students-for-their-examinations/ Steve Wheeler http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/share-trading.html http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/i-blog-and-i-understand.html Keven Bartle https://dailygenius.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/from-cliche-to-clique-a-bluffers-guide-to-slt/ Carol Webb https://carolslearningcurve.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/basking-in-the-glory-of-outstanding/?utm_content=buffer00a60&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Chris Hildrew https://chrishildrew.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/assembly-concentration/ James Theobald https://othmarstrombone.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/the-bearable-discomfort-of-being-a-teacher/ https://othmarstrombone.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/how-to-choose-study-texts-in-english-part-one/ https://othmarstrombone.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/how-to-choose-study-texts-in-english-part-two/ Teacher Toolkit…

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Who Profits from Rubbish Education?

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
So many people have suffered from the educational chaos of the last fifty years, but it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. It’s worth asking ourselves who profits. Traditional teaching methods are…

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