Monthly Archives: February 2018

Five morally dubious educational ideas

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images You may disagree with the evidence I cite. You may disagree with my logic. But let me be clear about what I am trying to achieve: I want young people…

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Is all practice effective?

Originally posted on Tabula Rasa:
Back in my early years of teaching- in the high-pressure ‘Special Measures’ school where I cut my teeth- I spent hours planning lessons that aimed to get kids through the GCSE as quickly as possible.…

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Does Active Learning Work? A Good Question, But Not the Right One!

Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen It’s not easy to show that active learning works. However, a combination of active learning and other types of learning can contribute significantly to deep learning. A while…

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‘Nothing Ever Mattered More Than Not Doubting’ – A huge year for Scottish Education?

Originally posted on Just Trying to be Better Than Yesterday:
On the first day of teaching practice in 1998, in the school at which I still teach, I entered the staff room nervously, eventually sitting down beside a kindly gentleman…

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They Were Skeptical But They Agreed to Try – Teach Like a Champion

Got an email from a colleague this morning who’s using TLAC techniques in his school. He’d recently come to our “Ratio” training, which focuses on how to make more classrooms where students do the cognitive work and was now doing … Continue reading

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On Accountability.

Originally posted on Flying My Geek Flag:
Last weekend I was privileged to be asked to be part of the panel debate at #BrewEdWake. Daryn asked me to present, and was kind enough to allow me to not have to…

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The Timeless Wisdom of Sitting in Rows

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Originally posted on teacherhead:
Some of the strangest debates or memes about education that pop up now and then are about the idea of students sitting in rows.  You don’t have to look too far to find people aligning this…

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