Monthly Archives: January 2016

Some assumptions about scripted lessons – David Didau: The Learning Spy

“So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and… Continued here http://ift.tt/1KjZsPO

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Should Teachers Follow the Script? – Hunting English

When I first started teaching each day was a trial. Every lesson appeared to offer a storm of possibilities: a class full of students… The post Should Teachers Follow the Script? appeared first on… Continued here http://ift.tt/1KQ3WZj

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Workload and Contentment | @Bigkid4

@Bigkid4 has taught maths well for 13 years. Prior to that he taught Maths badly for about 5. Although his support for Labour waned while Labour was in government, he is now keen to support Labour’s efforts to remove the Tories … Continue reading

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Does the “dip” in KS3 actually happen?

Originally posted on fish64:
David Didau’s book, “What if everything you knew about education was wrong” is great for getting teachers to question certain things which are a “given” in the education world. Inspired by the idea, I started thinking about…

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Is it only the curriculum? Or everything but the curriculum

The tendency to blame tween-age and teenage stress on grueling classroom academics, I’ve realized, is the one case where education pundits single out academics. Ironically, when it comes to academic achievement (or lack thereof), these people readily blame factors other … Continue reading

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Phoney

Originally posted on teaching personally:
In the early years of my career, I remember watching a man on the local station set a briefcase down on its side, open it up, take a full-sized handset out and make a phone…

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Why Taking Responsibility Matters

Originally posted on Teachwell:
After reading this post about progressive teachers, I reflected on the difference in our experience of teachers and school. Firstly, any teacher who puts a child down because of appearance, clothes, etc. is unacceptable. In fact, scratch that –…

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