Monthly Archives: September 2017

12 Qualities of an Effective Reading Teacher

Originally posted on thinkingreadingwritings:
Good systems need good people to deliver them. To have real impact, an intervention must have two things: an effective programme, and an effective teacher. No matter how good the programme is, its power to effect…

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How to remember to go on break duty by @JamesTheo

Originally posted on Starter for Five:
Name: James Theobald Twitter name: @JamesTheo Sector: Secondary Subject taught (if applicable): English Position: Teacher What is your advice about? How to remember to go on break duty Note to self: Remember to go…

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Teachers are mostly liberals. Including the conservative ones. – Lib Dem Teachers

THIS POST HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY JOHN AHSTON (@j_asht) I was interested by John Rendel’s recent post, in which he shared an insight into his ideological background, and his impressions of Tories: Source: Teachers are mostly liberals. Including the conservative … Continue reading

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The Need for a Progressive Attitude

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
In her thoughtful essay ‘The Crisis in Education’, Hannah Arendt addresses the difficulty of teaching in the modern world. If you go into teaching with the sole purpose of making a real difference, changing the…

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Quantifying my Improvements

Originally posted on Curriculum Team Leader:
I was driving my second in department home from a conference last year and trying to use the time to discuss how we were doing.  She had told me that the English department had…

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The Dangers of a Personalised Curriculum

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Trying to fit a personalised curriculum around the desires of a child is a dangerous idea. If we only ever follow the extreme individualisation where the child’s own innate tastes are paramount we might never…

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My little homily

I’m in a reflective mood today, in part due to two things. Firstly, there have been several insightful blogs on my twitter feed this week that have stimulated my thinking juices (such as this and this). Secondly, I’ve spent the last few days … Continue reading

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