Monthly Archives: August 2018

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

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Nutshell: we could co-opt our innate need to compare and compete and, to a certain extent, have a collective ‘enemy’ for the purpose of enhancing educational outcomes. I loved studying ecology at uni. It…

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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 bennewmark:
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 from…

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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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