Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mark my words

Originally posted on educontrarianblog:
Any economist knows that people respond to incentives. Senior leaders in schools should bear this in mind when they seek to hold teachers to account. Pay attention to a behaviour and generally you’ll see more of…

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Opportunity knocks – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Remember that Time is Money. He that can earn Ten Shillings a Day by his Labour, and goes abroad, or sits idle one half of that Day, tho’ he spends but Sixpence during his Diversion or Idleness,… Continued here http://ift.tt/1MR8bGR

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Should students respond to feedback? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. Fran Lebowitz One of the criticisms of my post about book monitoring is that I have omitted checks to see whether students… Continued here http://ift.tt/1NXxeWH

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The Governance handbook: Working out what’s new matters. Part 3

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
In this post I discuss Section Two of the new Governance handbook and Section One of the old Governors’ handbook (Jan 2015) as these sections discuss the core strategic functions of governing boards. Duties which…

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Why I’m happy to say that learning styles don’t exist

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
There is a curious constituency out there who are desperate to make the case for learning styles, despite all of the evidence that we now have. Some recognise the issues with the way learning…

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Think Hard

Originally posted on Class Teaching:
We are talking a great deal about the importance of high expectations, challenge for all and effort, at our school at the moment.  Rather than thinking about them in isolation though, we should probably be considering…

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Teacher Survival Kit by @Gwenelope

Originally posted on Starter for Five:
Name: Gwen Nelson Twitter:  @Gwenelope Sector:  FE Subject: English Position: Lecturer A-Level and GCSE English courses 5 Bits of Advice About: Teacher survival kit Thermos camping mug with lid: so that you can carry your caffeine elixir around…

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