Monthly Archives: December 2015

ORRsome blog posts December 2015

Originally posted on high heels and high notes:
This is the last ORRsome blog posts of the year. Having blogged in 2014 as a weekly feature and for 2015 as a monthly feature, I feel now is the time to…

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Reflections on Journeys

thinkingreadingwritings It’s been a year of two kinds of journeys. For students, the journey is one through seemingly impassable obstacles to a new vantage point, a journey of not just discovery but also self-discovery. This series of posts traces that … Continue reading

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Can a false choice be an object of research?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I read an interesting post by Ross McGill?on his pet peeves. Some of them seem reasonable although anyone who thinks textbooks are outmoded because they cannot include all the information in the world should…

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That was 2015…

Originally posted on Class Teaching:
As the end of the year approaches, it seems only right to write the obligatory ‘review of 2015’ blog!  As we look back over each month, I’ll share my own favourite from here, as well…

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Ambition 2: Other people’s and what to do about them.

Originally posted on teaching personally:
I suppose there is just a slim chance that those headmasters were sagging because they had spotted in me the potential for top management and were trying to nurture it – but I doubt it.…

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Annual report 2015 – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Well, 2015 has been and gone. It’s been a great year for me personally and one in which the blog has continued to make waves. It seems that as more and more ordinary teachers are liberated from… Continued here http://ift.tt/1Smak1d

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Is teaching a ‘natural ability’?

Originally posted on Evidence into Practice:
What characteristics does a teacher need to be effective? The answer appears to be elusive as various reviews find that most teacher characteristics appear to have only marginal impact on student attainment. For example, looking…

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Reflections on the Hard Road to Success

thinkingreadingwritings As part of this year’s time of reflection, I have been considering my own sense of urgency in communicating to educators not only the enormous scale of the problem, but also that solutions to the problem already exist. While … Continue reading

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Learning from satellite navigation

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I hate being given directions. My eyes glaze-over and I lose the thread. “Just give me the address!” I want to scream. I can tap that into my iPhone and satellite navigation will do the…

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December on The Learning Spy – David Didau: The Learning Spy

December has traditionally been a bit of a fallow period as far as this blog is concerned, but this year, despite the inevitable Christmas lull I continued to churn out posts. Here they are in all… Continued here http://ift.tt/1OYfomN

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