Monthly Archives: May 2016

Stop recycling learning styles

“You need to include learning styles to show how you’re going to differentiate for each learner” ? This is a comment that a learner on my course received from their employer last week. I often hear comments about learning styles and still…

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Evidence Based Educational Leadership: So you want to get better at shared decision-makin…

Evidence Based Educational Leadership: So you want to get better at shared decision-makin…: If you are a teacher, evidence-based practitioner or senior leader and are looking to improve your decision-making processes, then this post…

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Why routine matters.

At first glance there’s no clear link between routine and cloves of garlic, but I can assure you that there is. You see, every few months I buy a load of garlic when I’m at Costco, and then I stand … Continue reading

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Sort of Rethinking Card Sorts

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Originally posted on NW Maths:
During my ITT and NQT year, my colleague (a science teacher) and I just couldn’t get our heads around the idea of ‘card sorts’ which were pushed on us by our university tutors in particular.…

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To cut workload and reduce stress: checklists

Originally posted on Improving Teaching:
Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto convinced me checklists could help me do my job better.  I tried them: they did; I used them more and eventually wrote Ticked Off to share what I’d learned.  It was only in writing the book and…

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CHILDMYTHS: Thank, Brian Allen, for Saying “Down With Attachme…

CHILDMYTHS: Thank, Brian Allen, for Saying “Down With Attachme…: A leading clinical child psychologist, Dr. Brian Allen of the Center for the Protection of Children, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital…

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Posts for the Week Ending 6th May 2016 on @LabourTeachers

Here’s last week’s posts.  If you are a Labour supporting teacher and you’d like to write something for us, please get in touch. Sunday The wheels keep on turning… | @dlrobin Thundering down the road, the pelaton was impressive. Bedecked … Continue reading

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Endling

Originally posted on drowningintheshallow:
I once wrote that Paul was a dying breed of teacher. The academic member of staff in a state school who saw the value in school sport, but more than that who didn’t just pay it…

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Why I believe in high stakes testing… in the right context

Teachers are exceptionally good at creating strong relationships with classes of children and young adults. As knowledgeable, fascinating figures who beam out a sense of ‘I know you can do it… Source: Why I believe in high stakes testing… in the … Continue reading

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Are children really living in a ‘sterile’ world?

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