Monthly Archives: August 2016

“I hate poems”: introducing poetry

Originally posted on Othmar's Trombone:
I hate poetry. Of course that isn’t true. But it would be equally untrue if I were to say I love poetry. The reason both these statements are untrue is because they are huge,…

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At what age should we segregate our children? – Education Datalab blog

Academic selection into separate schools tends to polarise commentators into those that think it is acceptable and those who think it is wrong. And yet most people agree that selection is acceptable… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2c1W6Df

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Substandard Poetry in Exam Anthologies

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Evidence Based Educational Leadership: The start of the school year and the return of the…

Evidence Based Educational Leadership: The start of the school year and the return of the…: As the start of term approaches, school leaders will be preparing a range of INSET and CPD activities designed to support the latest initia…

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Checklist: first lesson with a new class

Originally posted on Improving Teaching:
The first week of term is the Phoney War: you know a storm is coming, but it hasn’t yet hit.  If you’re new to teaching, new to your school, or have a new class, it’s a leap into the…

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Last Week’s Posts on @LabourTeachers (Week Ending 27th August 2016)

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 Hero worship and certainties makes a comeback | @MikeBerkoff For centuries individuals such as religious leaders … Continue reading

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Ain’t no fun (for anyone) in being a sh1t funnel

Originally posted on kevenbartle's Blog:
I can’t quite remember the first time I heard the phrases “sh1t umbrella” and “sh1t funnel” but I’ll never forget the distinction between these two fabulous metaphors and the absolute necessity that school leaders…

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