Monthly Archives: May 2017

Play is great, except when it isn’t.

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
So, Tom Bennett and Tim Taylor have recently written about the use of ‘play’ as a medium for learning in the classroom and I thought I’d wade in. Tom’s position was that play is great…

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It takes a village…: To everything there is a season…

It takes a village…: To everything there is a season…: Confession: until I was well into my 20s, I didn’t know that the lyrics to The Byrds song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” came from the Bi…

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Swearing – David Didau: The Learning Spy

If you don’t like swearing this post’s probably not for you. I’m a big fan of profanity and, much to the chagrin of my family, I swear immoderately. There are times when nothing… Continued here http://ift.tt/2rS7XgE

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Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?

Originally posted on thinkingreadingwritings:
You may think that providing disadvantaged children with the opportunity to attend a grammar school – supposedly resulting in a more academic education – would go some way to addressing that disadvantage, but it isn’t. It’s…

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Where have all the teachers gone?

Originally posted on teaching personally:
I only have to look at the TES jobs bulletins in my inbox to see the teacher recruitment crisis. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Geography vacancies in one year before. At the…

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You’re wrong!

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
You and I may agree about one thing yet disagree about another. That, in itself, should be uncontroversial enough. That, for some, it isn’t demonstrates to me the weakness of their arguments. My frustration at…

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How exams took the joy, and the learning, out of our classrooms

Originally published on the Parents and Teachers for Excellence blog here. Two trends have dominated how British exams have changed over recent decades: they have become more high-stakes, and they… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2rOgilo

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