Monthly Archives: March 2018

Synonyms

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images I often find myself looking up synonyms when writing and I recently realised that this process is a good case study for the importance of knowledge when using information systems.…

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Do We Really Learn From Our Mistakes?

Originally posted on The Learning Project:
“If there’s one thing we learn from History it’s that we learn nothing from History” Hegel (perhaps) We had an interesting HoD meeting where the theme was feedback.  We had just conducted a Book…

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The influence of Michaela

Originally posted on Bunsen Blue:
I started teaching at Michaela Community School in September 2017. Learning about, applying to and joining Michaela has permanently transformed my view of education forever. Learning about Michaela has been like constantly learning new threshold…

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Differentiation a solution to education’s woes?

Originally posted on John Kenny Education Blog:
I am of the belief that academic achievement is the core purpose of schooling, and it is up to us teachers to ensure students achieve at a high enough level to function well…

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Why do pupils who went to infant and first schools appear to under-perform at Key Stage 4? – Education Datalab blog

As a principle, most of us would agree that the way education is organised in any given part of the country should not have an impact on the educational outcomes of children. Most pupils will go to… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2I8R7hX

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Fifth anniversary matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 28th March 2018 I will reach a milestone; this blog will be five years old! When I started blogging all those years ago, I wasn’t sure how long I would keep blogging. I certainly…

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MAT expansion and cultural matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 16th March 2018 Katie Paxton-Dogget and I spoke at the ICSA Academy Governance workshop. This was a very interesting and informative event, one which I thoroughly enjoyed. Katie and I spoke about the role…

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Evidence to Essence | The Goldfish Bowl

With so many quotations to consider learning for GCSE English Literature, we have to find ways to prioritise and the best quotations to focus on in our study are those which are high-utility – they… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2IQOq62

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What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading

thinkingreadingwritings We haven’t posted much for the last few months because we’ve been putting our energies into a book that we hope will be helpful to secondary teachers in understanding why many of their students are struggling, and what can … Continue reading

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The Ghost in the Machine

Originally posted on teaching personally:
Professor Robert Plomin has recently published more findings following from his previous work on the heritability of academic ability, in relation to the merits or otherwise of selective education. He attributes almost all of the…

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