Monthly Archives: December 2018

Making Kids #Cleverer – Chapter 1: The purpose of education – David Didau: The Learning Spy

This is the first of a series of posts about the arguments in my new book, Making Kids Cleverer. The intention is, obviously, to sharpen your appetite in the hope that you’ll actually give it a read…. Continued here http://bit.ly/2Sz7ydm

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My most read posts of 2018 – David Didau: The Learning Spy

After almost 8 years of blogging, I find myself becoming more erratic and less concerned about updating the site. That said, I still manage to write 61 posts over the course of 2018. These are the… Continued here http://bit.ly/2GPchpT

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Avoid uncritical use of PISA, say researchers

Policy makers should guard against uncritical use of PISA international test results, according to researchreleased today by Cambridge Assessment. The findings come as the latest round of PISA testing in UK schools and globally is drawing to a close, with the … Continue reading

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Thinking About Teaching & Learning : Thinking about… Rosenshine’s principles of instr…

Thinking About Teaching & Learning : Thinking about… Rosenshine’s principles of instr…: The Sutton Trust’s paper, ‘what makes great teaching?’ identifies quality of instruction as one of the components that has the greatest imp…

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The fall and rise of educational orthodoxy – 2018 revisited

Originally posted on Matthew Evans:
Galled by my own predictable slavishness to the Gregorian calendar, I find myself reflecting on the year gone by. The whole New Year shebang is mawkish and overblown in my opinion. If we are going…

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Distraction is dissatisfaction

Originally posted on Matthew Evans:
In the past month I have been distracted from the things I would like to be doing at work. It is immensely frustrating. I have been drawn to things that really need my full attention,…

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Eat your data raw!

Originally posted on primarytimerydotcom:
Far be it from me to position myself as the queen of healthy eating. However, even I know that heavily processed food is less good for us than food in its natural, unprocessed state. Whether raw…

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