Monthly Archives: August 2018

Why competition is a good thing (and we need more of it in schools)

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Kinetic Energy Using The Singapore Bar Model

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
I think the Singapore Bar Model is a neat bit of pedagogy that has great potential in Science education. Essentially, the Singapore Bar Model uses pictorial representations (often in the form of a bar…

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Are more pupils now leaving schools between Year 10 and the end of Year 11? – Education Datalab blog

Pupils vanishing off school rolls made front-page news in the Times yesterday (£). This is something we’ve written about extensively, both here and here. The Times reported that the number of pupils… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2BYufDD

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Maybe children need to be a little bit robotic at times

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Our Magic Summer Top 3 Times 2!

Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner We started our blog 3 years ago we’re determined to keep going! We’d like to thank you for your ongoing support and invite you to grab a beer,…

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Nothing new, just a review Part 2: From good to great: How to improve retrieval practice.

Originally posted on Ben Newmark:
A few months ago, I wrote a blog post called “Why I Killed My Starters”, in which I explained my reasons for moving from whizzbangy opening activities to low stakes quizzes which draw on content…

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Maximising governance time matters; a checklist. With thanks to Aidan Severs

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
I recently read a very interesting article by Aidan Severs on how to maximise learning time in lessons. He gave a ten point checklist which people could use to streamline lessons. I read his checklist…

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What do kids know?

Originally posted on No Easy Answers:
An important aspect of teaching is finding out what the kids know about the topic you are teaching. I’m going to suggest there are two broad approaches to this, with one being far better…

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Democratic Education is no Utopia

Originally posted on Trivium 21c:
Don’t say goodbye to Mr Chips!!! Maybe its because I’ve read Lord of the Flies but I’m not sure putting children in charge of education is the best thing for them, our schools, or, indeed,…

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TRIVIAL PURSUITS, Part 9: Subject Knowledge and “the best that has been thought and said”

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