Monthly Archives: March 2018

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 Advertisements

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What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading

Originally posted on 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,…

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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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How much does private tutoring matter for grammar school admissions? – Education Datalab blog

How the probability of getting into a grammar school in England depends on whether tutoring or coaching for the entrance test has been received. Continued here: http://ift.tt/2FYijzj

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‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ Discount! – The Confident Teacher

In a couple of weeks, my new book, ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap‘, is released. Happily, I wanted to alert those people who may be interested in picking up the book … Continued here: http://ift.tt/2G0ayJk

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The death of my father – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Yesterday my father died in his flat. He was a difficult man, and our relationship had been strained for years. He could be capable of great warmth, wit and wisdom, but he was also the most… Continued here http://ift.tt/2IFjCFd

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Teaching Magnification Using the Singapore Bar Model

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
He was particularly indignant against the almost universal use of the word idea in the sense of notion or opinion, when it is clear that idea can only signify something of which an image…

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