Monthly Archives: November 2016

How I taught Y11 today

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
A tiny class of eighteen with hugely varying ‘abilities’ and behaviours, this group has come a really long way over the last year. They’re the class who don’t speak, often staying silent bar two boys;…

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What should @Birmo do?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images In January of this year, Australia’s education minister, Simon Birmingham, wrote a breathless press release about committing $6 million to a new app that would encourage students to participate in…

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Marking is an act of folly – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Contrary to popular belief, marking and feedback are not the same thing. Clearly they’re connected – and, ideally most marking has the intention of giving feedback – but the process… Continued here http://ift.tt/2gJXyKX

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Educational events matter; what I took away from #Michaela

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
I attended the launch of the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers-The Michaela Way” on Saturday. People have very strong views about Michaela, about Katharine and her staff, about their teaching methods and how…

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A first look at TIMSS 2015

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images TIMSS is a series of international tests in maths and science that first took place in 1995 and that has been repeated every four years since then. The 2015 data…

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Knowing What You Don’t Know

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More good proxies: Learning also happens when you don’t think hard – David Didau: The Learning Spy

A few days ago, I wrote about a brief online discussion I had with Dan Willingham on the importance of thinking hard. In the comments, Greg Ashman pointed out that thinking hard cannot be the only… Continued here http://ift.tt/2gBB9iN

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