Monthly Archives: April 2018

5 Vocabulary Teaching Myths – The Confident Teacher

Words are all around us. They are legion, ubiquitous and omnipresent in our daily lives. They live in families, possess histories, slide and break into parts, and connect across worlds, … Continued here: https://ift.tt/2qOzLzY Advertisements

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A new study on learning styles and guess what?

Originally posted on From experience to meaning…:
It’s not really the test that Pashler et al suggested, but still. Well, just read the abstract: The concept and existence of learning styles has been fraught with controversy, and recent studies have…

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Global Education and Skills Forum 2018

Originally posted on The Wing to Heaven:
Last weekend I spoke at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. I spoke for the motion in the following debate: ‘”I can just Google it” is making us stupid.’ You can…

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Why Closing the Word Gap Matters – The Confident Teacher

As a teacher who writes about the importance of literacy and vocabulary – and one who works with countless teachers across the country – I find myself talking repeatedly about … Continued here: https://ift.tt/2EYih9v

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A Teacher In Poland

Originally posted on A Chemical Orthodoxy:
Before World War II, there were just short of 3,500,000 Jews in Poland. Today, there are 16,000. This was not a natural attrition. This is not the product of voluntary population movements. Between September…

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School Trips: A Defence

Originally posted on The Grumpy Teacher:
A while ago, the Provoked Pedagogue posed an interesting question on Twitter. Where, s/he asked, do school trips fit into the ‘trad’ agenda? Don’t we believe in children sitting in rows, directly instructing them,…

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John Bald: Why is the Government wasting £100 million on a Quango that backs mixed ability teaching?

John Bald is a former Ofsted inspector and has written two books on the history of writing and spelling. He is a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Education Society. Our opponents have the benefit of certainty in their beliefs. Professor Becky Francis, … Continue reading

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