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

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Michael Fordham has blogged recently about what is needed to discriminate between historical sources. Without specific knowledge about the historical period with which they deal, no amount of generic ‘source analysis skills’ will help…

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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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