Monthly Archives: September 2016

Attitude to learning

Originally posted on fish64:
Does your school give grades/comments to pupils for “attitude to learning”? In the old days, I guess it would have been just “behaviour”. I have no problem with the fact that we seem to have moved…

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How many poor children do we want to go to grammar school? – Education Datalab blog

The question of who will get in lies at the heart of the debate about the new generation of grammar schools that the government has proposed. As we, and plenty of others, have pointed out, children… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2dx8uyY

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Engaging Microsoft

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I quite like the Minecraft computer game. I like the way that players build something of their own rather than chase after the limited objective of most games. I hadn’t realised that Minecraft was…

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Is our behaviour a choice? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Arguments about free will date back to ancient Greece, but the scientific consensus now tends towards the belief that free will is an illusion. It’s become an article of faith in the life… Continued here http://ift.tt/2cNqlPw

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Want to be a better teacher? Then focus on learning, not activites

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
Unlike last night’s post, I know this is a little controversial with some. But it shouldn’t be. The more I read about my own subject the fewer activities I prepare. I don’t mean to say that…

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The power of zero 

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images Dan Meyer recently published a blog post on how to teach the idea that any number raised to the power of zero is simply one. This is an important result…

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Is Teaching an ‘Intellectually Attractive’ Profession? – The Confident Teacher

Some aspects of education are devilishly complex: take many school tracking systems, our army of acronyms, or behaviour management on a windy Wednesday. And yet, some thing are very simple. As I sat and read this short article on the TES – entitled ‘Cut Teaching Hours … Continue reading

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Verbal feedback: Telling ’em what they need to do | Learning history

I’ve been thinking about writing something on marking and verbal feedback for a while but put it off because so many people have covered it well already. Joe Kirby (Joe_Kirby), Jo Facer (@Jo_Facer), Katie Ashford (@Katie_S_Ashford), Jonathan Porter (@JHC_Porter) and … Continue reading

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The Great Grammar School Distraction of 2016 – frogphilp.com

The recent debate about the proposed grammar school expansion is interesting but it’s just another distraction from the real issues that affect education. Source: The Great Grammar School Distraction of 2016 – frogphilp.com

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4-Step Starter Kit: Beginning in Ed Research (cross post from TES)

Originally posted on A Total Ed Case:
This is another piece from the series I’m doing for TES US on the value of ed research in advance of the big researchED US conference (only a month away! Get tix now! Have…

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