Monthly Archives: November 2018

Long-term outcomes: How did life turn out for those who took Level 3 BTEC qualifications? – Education Datalab blog

Comparing the education, employment and earnings outcomes of those who took BTECs and those who took A-Levels. Continued here: https://ift.tt/2Fxi8iQ Advertisements

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ResearchEd coming to Dublin

Originally posted on An Irish Blog about Education:
Founded by Tom Bennett, author of the excellent “Teacher Proof” (among other things), ResearchEd is a “a grass-roots, teacher-led project that aims to make teachers research-literate and pseudo-science proof. Since 2013 ResearchED…

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Are Exclusions Fair? Part 1: SEND

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
I have written a couple of posts recently about permanent exclusions and the movement against them. If we are not careful, history will repeat itself on exclusions Permanent exclusions are necessary I also wrote about…

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Scaffolding Dept.

Originally posted on traditional math:
The late Grant Wiggins was adamant about “authentic problems” and “authentic problem solving”. He felt that scaffolding problems was a cheat and that it short-circuited understanding. That is not the case. In solving word problems,…

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Classroom ‘Direct Instruction’ Part III – The Inversion

Originally posted on Sam Hall:
This section will look at the two principles of Mark Enser’s lean teaching: application and testing. Simply, I would like to suggest how classroom Direct Instruction has brought about a neat and uncomplicated inversion between…

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GY Charter: Hearts and Mindset

During half-term, I took a trip to the coast to visit Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. Here’s what I saw… When I arrive at GY Charter, Barry Smith is in full flow. The pupils in his class are highly attentive — … Continue reading

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We’re finally talking about behaviour

Much of my blogging, since I decided to get into teaching some three years ago, has been concerned with the subject of poor behaviour in schools. I’ve been banging on about it so long that I must at times have … Continue reading

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