Monthly Archives: September 2016

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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#MasteryFail

I have such a privileged life, I get to visit schools all around the world and see maths teaching at its very best. I am able to spend time both researching mathematics education and reading the best contemporary evidence as … Continue reading

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Want to be a better teacher? Read something new every night

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
I don’t think this is too controversial, or perhaps anything profound, but I’ve just this moment realised that, due to my whack-a-mole reading habits, I read something new about history every single night. Sometimes I…

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Why do pupils with lower prior attainment do better in English than maths at GCSE? – Education Datalab blog

We were asked on Twitter why we thought the 2016 Attainment 8 estimates for English were so much higher than for maths for pupils with lower levels of prior attainment. @drbeckyallen do you know why… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2d3av6k

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Quality will out – part 2

Originally posted on teaching personally:
Much was made recently about the fact that so many of our Olympic successes were independently educated. The implication, as always, was that this shows the lack of wider opportunity in our country. Maybe there…

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