Monthly Archives: April 2017

Declining – if not falling. Part 2.

Originally posted on teaching personally:
I think it was the shadow education secretary Angela Rayner who, some days ago, said something like, “Selective education does not promote social mobility and therefore it has no part in the British education system.”…

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What can we learn from Ontario?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images Since the advent of PISA, Canada and the Canadian province of Ontario in particular have been held up as something of an examplary education system. This is reasonable enough because Ontario…

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The Problems With Traditional Education.

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Traditional education is problematic. If it was perfect then there would be no cogent arguments against it. As Dewey made clear, what he termed as progressive education was a reaction due to “discontent with traditional education.”…

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The Loneliness of the Literacy Coordinator

Originally posted on thinkingreadingwritings:
Actually, most of the literacy co-ordinators I know are sensible, well-adjusted and have lots of friends! But there are some things about the role that make it much more challenging than it appears to an onlooker.…

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Are you really teaching? Or are you just asking endless frustrating questions?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, partly because Ben Newmark has been writing some excellent stuff on didactic teaching which has got me thinking about what concise-explanation-is-king teaching looks like in…

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Five Teacher Fears – The Confident Teacher

Teachers share many of the same hopes and fears. As much as we all yearn for the long summer holiday, we all loath the inevitable onset of September. The nightmare … Continued here: http://ift.tt/2pOnAlt

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ResearchED Melbourne 2017 sparks witch hunt

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images I have been loosely involved in researchED Australia over the last couple of years. For the first event in Sydney in 2015, I suggested a couple of speakers. It was…

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