Monthly Archives: July 2018

Not basic

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images Project Follow Through was set up in the late 1960s and represents the largest educational experiment that has ever been conducted. It followed a ‘horse race’ design. Different groups of…

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The Chartered College Of Not Actually Teaching

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
You may be aware that there is a government subsidised “Chartered College” that was set up to help develop teacher professionalism. However, unlike some professions, the teaching profession’s biggest obstacle to being treated…

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How a smörgåsbord of learning in lower phases might be contributing to high exclusion rates in secondary schools

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Neuroscience of habits vs. EYFS: even more ways to disadvantage the disadvantaged child

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Lessons Learned

Originally posted on teaching personally:
I have been reading Brian Lightman’s book Lessons Learned: A life in education. Brian was a colleague of mine for a few years in the early 1990s and I am indebted to him for both…

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Insights from DI part 7: Instructional Formats

Originally posted on TomNeedham:
This is the seventh post looking at how ideas from Engelmann’s DI can be applied to the everyday classroom. The first six can be found here: one, two, three, four, five, six Like the last post,…

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Reducing workload and maximising progress…

Originally posted on Midland Knowledge Hub:
This is the transcript of my talk at the Midland Knowledge Hub Launch. Enjoy! Good afternoon, the first thing I’m going to talk you about this afternoon is pizza – not the Dominos/Pizza Hut…

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Reflective Ramblings: One Teacher’s Journey Post-MEd: #letthemteach

Reflective Ramblings: One Teacher’s Journey Post-MEd: #letthemteach: It has come to my attention, after reading the most recent edition of TES (No. 5305), that there is a growing crisis in the United Kingdom w…

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BG Blog: SATs – What Is All The Fuss About?

BG Blog: SATs – What Is All The Fuss About?: I have been thinking about writing this post for a while. Year 6 SATs are a massive deal for primary school – the results are used as one wa…

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What if John Hattie is right for the wrong reasons?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I have a lot to thank John Hattie for. Through his 2008 book, Visible Learning, I was introduced to the world of education research. It was a reference in this book that enabled me to…

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