Monthly Archives: May 2015

20 psychological principles for teachers #8 Creativity – David Didau: The Learning Spy

In this, the eighth in a series of posts examining a report on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning, I take a closer look at Principle 8: “Student creativity can be… Continued here http://ift.tt/1Jc5Czw Advertisements

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Marking is not the same as feedback | It really isn’t

Marking and feedback. Marking is feedback? Marking isn’t feedback. A little while ago I wrote this:I’d read about a school which outsourced its marking. This annoyed me. The thought behind this plan… Continued here: http://ift.tt/1dESGFx

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Great Leaders create movements that stick | Amazing is what spreads

Originally posted on Dan Nicholls :
“The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.  Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu,…

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Change isn’t always as good as a rest

Originally posted on to learn is to follow:
If there was a proverb that never quite won me over it was ‘a change is as good as a rest’. This is especially surprising given the frequency at which such aphorisms…

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Liz Kendall is (almost) right: There are enormous differences in children’s school starting points by parliamentary constituency

When MPs quote education statistics, I’m always curious where they got them from and whether they are accurate. Last week, Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall made a speech in Leicester… Continued here: http://ift.tt/1FMXEce

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Hollywood, HBO, and School Reform (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In Part 1, I discussed the doctoral dissertation of Derisa Grant who tried to unravel the puzzle of Hollywood films moving from superhero teachers to “bad” teachers over the…

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