Monthly Archives: February 2016

A work-life balance? What’s that?

Originally posted on Chatterings of a RQT:
? ***Disclaimer: Ok, I am the worst blogger ever. I meant to post the following blog about six weeks ago. Saying “I never got round to it” is the worst excuse, I know.…

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Structure Vs Action?

Originally posted on Teachwell:
During my Sociology at A-Level and later on for my Masters in Political Science, I studied both Structure and Agency (or Action) theories. Structuralists would include Marxists, Feminists, Critical Race Theorists emphasise how the structures in…

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Gratitude matters; thank you @ClerktoGovernor

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Today marks the end of era. Shena Lewington, known to many of us as Clerk to Governor, announced that, after June,  she is putting her pen away and, in her words, she is “done with…

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The role of teachers is not make the job of managers easier – David Didau: The Learning Spy

“To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.” Benjamin Disraeli Questions about the purpose of education divide and bedevil: there’s… Continued here http://ift.tt/215UbOj

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60% of state schools in NSW are still using Reading Recovery

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I asked New South Wales’ Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) for some data on the proportion of government schools that are still using Reading Recovery. I had seen a figure of around…

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This year’s primary assessment data will be useless because everyone is going to just game it.

Originally posted on Pedfed:
This is not going to be a popular post. It is not an attack on primary teachers, although it might seem that way. It is simply outlining the consequence of a poorly conceived and badly implemented assessment framework…

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To boldly go…: Cos work’s for working right?

To boldly go…: Cos work’s for working right?: So, I have a spot of school work to do tomorrow.   Now, I know Ofsted said we don’t have to prepare but that makes the assumption that I…

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