Monthly Archives: January 2017

Not This Again, Dept.

Originally posted on traditional math:
In a recent article in Huffington Post, Keith Devlin (a mathematician from Stanford who writes about math education) says that math as it was taught in the past focused largely on computational skills. But it…

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Tom Bennett’s School Report: Leadership: reboot your school’s behaviour for 201…

Tom Bennett’s School Report: Leadership: reboot your school’s behaviour for 201…: ‘If you can keep your head  when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…’ To mark the start of the new yea…

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Knowledge: independently necessary or collectively sufficient?

Originally posted on Clio et cetera:
I have a little game for you to play today, and you must do as I tell you. Read each of the following sentences and, at the end of each one, either shrug your…

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Knowledge Organisers – facts not fads

Originally posted on @ragazza_inglese:
There’s been an interesting set of discussions recently on the blogosphere about the use of knowledge organisers in schools. I don’t think there is a magic bullet which is the answer to educating children, I…

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Who’s left: Three questions for the Department for Education from our work – Education Datalab blog

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab’s ‘Who’s left’ series of posts. The full series can be found here. 1. Are they satisfied that enough is being done to prevent gaming of league tables? We… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2kn0Gle

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Who’s left: Will Progress 8 reduce incentives to lose low-attaining pupils? – Education Datalab blog

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab’s ‘Who’s left’ series of posts. The full series can be found here. Progress 8 is the ‘value added’ measure by which secondary schools are now being judged… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2jz69kr

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Who’s left: How do pupils count in league tables, and how does our reweighting approach work? – Education Datalab blog

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab’s ‘Who’s left’ series of posts. The full series can be found here. Three school censuses are carried out each year – in October, January and May –… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2kn7wr7

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