Half a million hits – my top five posts

Filling the pail

As the hit counter on this blog ticks past 500,000, I thought it would be worth sharing my top five posts of all time:

5. PISA shows you can’t always get what you want

In this post, I demonstrate that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) keeps finding out things that are the opposite of what it probably hoped for.

4. No best way

Is there really no best way to teach? Maybe. But, if so, why do those who mount this argument write reports that advise schools to adopt specific teaching methods?

3. Four ways cognitive load theory has changed my teaching

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is the subject of my PhD research and has been described by none other than Dylan Wiliam as the ‘single most important thing for teachers to know’. In this post, I explain how it has changed my teaching practice.

2. Learning lessons from the…

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