Monthly Archives: December 2017

Reduce maths anxiety with explicit teaching

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images A colleague is teaching Year 12 maths methods next year for the first time since the introduction of the new course. As part of the process, I sent her through…

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Addendum: A 4th Way phonics denialists will try to fool you

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
Last week I wrote about phonics denialism for the first time in ages. About 24 hours after listing the arguments I most often hear from those who deny the evidence about early reading…

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Hotspot of Hope

Originally posted on Reading all the Books:
About twenty minutes walk from Great Yarmouth train station is a school where every child will greet a visitor with a smile and a ‘good morning miss!’ It is a school where children…

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10 low impact activities to do less of – or stop altogether.

Originally posted on teacherhead:
Teachers and leaders across the country do too many things that have unacceptably high ratios of time and effort relative to their impact and/or they are unjustifiable educationally.  Sometimes I think that the debate about workload is…

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Progress or attainment?

Originally posted on fish64:
“You value attainment. I don’t. You have failed to understand that progress rules.” A well known blogger once tweeted this to me. It is actually quite shocking when you think about it. An educator who says “I…

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Teaching writing backwards

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images Over the last couple of years, I have had cause to work with English teachers and to read some of the literature on English teaching. I have become convinced that…

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Whither Edu-blogging?

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
The task of an author is, either to teach what is not known, or to recommend known truths by his manner of adorning them. Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 27 March 1750 I regret to…

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