Monthly Archives: January 2019

A case for having uniforms

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
Years ago, when I was young, my father told me about someone who worked in his office. What this gentleman was earning barely made ends meet. He had two daughters and was…

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How to Teach Your Curriculum

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Curriculum Shorts (Some short musings about curriculum) Pedagogy, ‘the method and practice of teaching’ (OED) was all the rage a few years ago. The all-singing-all-dancing ‘outstanding’ lesson as defined by lesson observation tick-lists was the…

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Collaborative Curriculum Design

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Curriculum Shorts (Some short musings about curriculum) One of the best things about being an independent-minded teacher is that you can sit in meetings, smile and nod away at all the latest initiatives, work out…

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English Literature GCSE: The ‘Big Picture’ – The Confident Teacher

I read today an excellent blog by the English teacher, Paul Moss, on ‘Telling your Curriculum’s Story’. He explores in helpful detail the rich connectedness of the social forces and… Continued here: http://bit.ly/2W5ONjO

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What do we mean by ‘knowledge rich’ anyway? – The Confident Teacher

Recently, I published a blog on the EEF website on a ‘knowledge rich’ curriculum – you can find it here. I have republished it on my website for regular readers. A New Year’s… Continued here: http://bit.ly/2MiRie7

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Periodisation: Learning from the Flying Finn

Originally posted on Reflections on schools, teaching and education. :
This post has been co-written with United Learning’s Head of Sport Shaun Dowling (@ShaunD10) “Some do well in other races, some run fast times, but they cannot do well in the…

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League Tables Part 3: The Best Model of a Cat is a Cat

Originally posted on Reflections on schools, teaching and education. :
In the first post in this short series we outlined the dizzying array of changes to school league tables since they were introduced in 1992. In the second post we looked…

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