Monthly Archives: May 2017

Schools Are Not Businesses. A Message to Lord Nash.

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Lord Nash, speaking at the Challenge Partnership national conference, titled his talk: ‘what is relevant in business to education?’ According to the TES, he said that: “…too often teachers have confused their individuality with their professionalism… Being…

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5 Diamonds

There are several blog posts knocking around at the minute regarding 5 things that individuals wish they’d have known when they started teaching (here and here). I like to follow the trend, so here are the five absolute diamonds that I wish…

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Deep Learning and its New Pedagogies: Does ‘Going Deep’ Mean Doing Away with Knowledge?

Originally posted on Educhatter:
“All that glitters is not gold” is one of the better known English proverbs. It means that not everything that looks glittery and precious turns out to be.  That pearl of wisdom is also a tiny…

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What does North Yorkshire tell us about how reliable the 11-plus is? – Education Datalab blog

Congratulations! You’ve passed your 11-plus. How confident do you feel that you would have passed if you had sat a slightly different test on a different day of the week? In our recent analysis of… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2qUSxH7

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Can you guess what’s in my head?

Originally posted on MrHistoire.com:
An English lesson.  An extract from a novel sits in front of the pupils. Words, perhaps unfamiliar, are highlighted. The teacher asks, ‘What other words can you think of that mean the same thing?’ The…

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Netflix

Originally posted on Pragmatic Education:
Imagine working for an organisation where there are no annual performance meetings, no bureaucracy, where you do not need permission to take time off, and where the expense policy is just five words long: ‘act…

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Surgeon General’s Warning: Wielding a Smoking Gun is Bad for Education

Originally posted on kevenbartle's Blog:
This is going to be ranty blogpost. You have been warned!! This week I read (and largely welcomed the findings of) the Social Mobility Commission’s report into ‘Low income pupils’ progress at secondary school’…

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