Monthly Archives: April 2016

How should Labor respond to the Australian government’s education proposals?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
There are currently lots of excitable educationalists who are losing their minds on Twitter because of the government’s proposals for education. It’s probably best not to listen to them too much. Instead, I offer…

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Anecdotal evidence? Funny hats to the rescue.

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I know a little about education and this means that I’m often left perplexed by education journalism. This leaves me uneasy – how much should I trust journalism about subjects that I know far…

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Thoughts on ‘no excuses’ discipline

Originally posted on mathagogy:
I attended the Michaela debate on Saturday 23rd April. The debate on ‘No excuses discipline works’ had me thinking the most, with the barrister-esque Jonathan Porter speaking against the wise and fatherly John Tomsett. It was…

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A poverty of understanding

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
I’ve been thinking a lot about this?post today. Here’s why.? After school I had a conversation with an NQT (hello, chief!) who, marvellously – astonishingly? – hasn’t been taken in by the bells, whistles and…

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Nature abhors a vacuum – Bodil’s blog

Nature abhors a vacuum. Human nature abhors a power vacuum. Idealistic teachers often propose a classroom set up where co-operation reigns over command and control. Whilst lovely in theory, in… Continued here http://ift.tt/1N9SaQf

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CV of Failures – Hunting English

(Image via Pixabay.com) Sometimes a social media story goes viral for all the right reasons. It is just enough aslant from conventional opinion that… The post CV of Failures appeared first on… Continued here http://ift.tt/26Dqqdd

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Teacher Instruction

Originally posted on Reading all the Books:
While moving my blog from Squarespace to WordPress, I witnessed some worrying things. I was horrified to see the extent to which I had relied upon group work, philosophy circles and multimedia to…

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