Monthly Archives: June 2016

Break free of your teaching constraints 

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
It must be terribly constraining to use explicit instruction, right? You can’t just throw in innovative activities or cool problems because you have to follow principles such as the gradual release of control. Barak…

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Testing isn’t evil, from Teach Meet Devon

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
On Thursday night I gave a short talk at Teach Meet Devon, held at Tavistock College. Below is a short summary of my thoughts on testing. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Daisy…

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TDRE Boss Blog: The TES Awards 2016

TDRE Boss Blog: The TES Awards 2016: Photo by Hannah The TES Awards 2016 took place on Friday 24th June at the The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. It is the fir…

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Developing expertise #2 – Seek feedback – David Didau: The Learning Spy

In my previous post I suggested the first step for teachers to develop expertise was to find ways to change the environment so that the feedback we get is unbiased. In this post we will consider why… Continued here http://ift.tt/296GkFS

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What is progressive? What is traditional?

Originally posted on fish64:
One of the more thoughtful bloggers in the “progressive” camp recently tried to define what she thought was progressive teaching. The link is here. http://heymisssmith.blogspot.co.uk/ I have to say that I disagree with her analysis. I have…

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Schools and Freedom of Speech

Originally posted on Trivium 21c:
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions David Hume Try as we might to be rational beings, devoid of emotions, especially in times of crisis it is in times of…

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Developing expertise #1 Create the right envirnoment – David Didau: The Learning Spy

In this post I discussed why teachers’ experience might not translate directly into expertise. This is the first of a series exploring some of the different ways we could increase the… Continued here http://ift.tt/294Gcua

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The effects of exclusion

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
There is currently a conference taking place at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia called the “National Summit on Student Engagement, Learning and Behaviour.” A lot of the folks in my Twitter timeline seem…

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Inclusion at @EducationFest 

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
Last week I spent two wonderful days at Wellington College attending the Telegraph Festival of Education. This post isn’t about the sessions I attended or the people I met. It’s an account…

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Democratic Elitists — Teachwell

My philosophy teacher at Trinity led a fascinating session on democracy that I remember to this day. In the end, he remarked, a person will always know their best interests better than you can know… Continued here http://ift.tt/29gU8g1

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