Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Ferris Wheel

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
“Right,” said Mr Poynt, briskly calling the class to attention, “now that we have those government tests out of the way I thought it would be good to dial down the stress levels with…

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CPD

I’ve just had a CPD session. To help to clarify my thinking, I am going to write about it: 1. I’ve been thinking about the use of Multiple Choice Questions over the past few months. I think they’re very helpful … Continue reading

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Shiny, happy people

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Respect

Originally posted on mathagogy:
‘Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.’ – George Bernard Shaw ‘Why on earth are you a teacher? I still don’t understand. You could’ve done so many things and you chose to become a teacher.’…

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The short rise and fall of Amanda Spielman | @FlyMyGeekFlag

Sarah Bedwell is an Aussie teaching English and other things in the north west of England. She loves using technology in new ways to engage and excite learning, though she does believe in pedagogy before technology. Sarah is currently the … Continue reading

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John Bald: The new Education Secretary needs to review Ofsted

Sorting out the school inspection system in an early challenge for Justine Greening. Source: John Bald: The new Education Secretary needs to review Ofsted

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To Grit or Not to Grit: That’s the Question

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen Like deliberate practice (see our previous blog), grit is one of those buzzwords used a lot by many but understood by few. Grit – in relation to learning – was introduced by Angela Lee Duckworth…

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