Monthly Archives: March 2016

The empathy gap

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Jonathan is baffled. Jonathan doesn’t teach Freddie but he has spoken with him at length, one-to-one. Jonathan is perhaps a school counsellor or a social worker or a senior manager. Freddie is troubled. His…

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Coming up in BYU-COCA, mini-interview with Prof. Mark Davies

Originally posted on EFL Notes:
I had the great pleasure to be able to put 4 questions to Professor Mark Davies about the BYU corpora tools and the upcoming changes (http://corpus.byu.edu/upcoming.asp). 1. Would you share what you think are interesting…

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Is the grass ever greener?

Apologies in advance for my somewhat inarticulate and rambling post, I’m not sure whether it warrants reading, for anyone who may stumble across it, but I thought if nothing else, I would feel better for getting some of my thoughts … Continue reading

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TEDx NorwichED – Ideas Worth Sharing?

Originally posted on Mr Shepstone's Blog:
Yesterday’s TEDx conference in Norwich was titled ‘Thinking Differently’. It was no surprise, then, that a wide range of speakers were selected to address the delegates, most of who work in education. There…

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Teaching Science: New GCSEs in Science: teaching them!

Teaching Science: New GCSEs in Science: teaching them!: The new science GCSEs are starting to be accredited. This is a relief, but not good enough. We should have had these specs a year before fir…

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Not Teaching to the Test – or Progress You Can’t Measure

Many of my students are the children of people who have fled the cities for a better life and ended up in a pocket of social deprivation, albeit with beach huts not knife crime. I come from a city, not … Continue reading

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Consult me, advise me…

Originally posted on wedontneednoed:
I’ve retreated to my alter-ego for this blog, for reasons that will become obvious. Being open to advice has always been a strength. I love learning from others and being inspired by others. I’m constantly seeking…

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