Monthly Archives: April 2018

OFSTED and Workload

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
In a recent blogpost I made the following comments about how OFSTED could change: Don’t add to workload. There’s a lot of debate about how inspections could prevent teachers having too much workload. If…

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Why practising inference doesn’t work – David Didau: The Learning Spy

In my last post I argued that thinking about English as a ‘skills based’ subject is counter-productive. One response to this was to say, “Hang on, what about practice. If you can… Continued here https://ift.tt/2HWUjB0

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Forever blowing bubbles…?

Originally posted on teaching personally:
Priceline.com was an online company that sold excess airline capacity. By the year 2000, the stock market had capitalised it to the tune of $150bn, or more than the value of the entire airline industry.…

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Insights from Direct Instruction part 1

Originally posted on TomNeedham:
I have been teaching DI schemes for a couple of years now, having first been made aware of Engelmann’s work via Joe Kirby’s blog post https://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/direct-instruction/, which gives an excellent overview of the theory, approach and…

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The Schleicher Fallacy*: partially right problem, totally wrong answer

Originally posted on Lee Donaghy:
? The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – administers of the infamous PISA tests (a kind of educational Mirror of Erised, for those looking into them tend to magically see evidence for their heart’s…

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Shamed Schools 2 – Edutwitter Trolls 0

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
I’ve written a lot in the past about school shaming. The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be…

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The avalanche

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images I subscribe to an electronic newsletter known as The Educator Australia. It’s pretty good for news stories and the release of new government policy papers or think-tank reports. However, one popular…

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Why children ‘love’ textbooks

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Making Sense of Metacognition – The Confident Teacher

In a couple of weeks, year 6 pupils will be sitting down to SATs examinations and in secondary schools, A Level and GCSE exams will start in earnest. Teachers everywhere … Continued here: https://ift.tt/2HE0YMT

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Mary Bousted and 21st century skills

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
In an article for the Times Educational Supplement, Dr. Mary Bousted, a leader of the National Education Union in the UK, makes a number of arguments that are critical of the education system in England…

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