Monthly Archives: January 2019

The best which has been thought or said?

Originally posted on Bunsen Blue:
This blog is my contribution to the Curriculum in Science Symposium organised by Adam Boxer. Links for other posts are below. With Ofsted announcing a focus on curriculum and nearly three quarters of secondary schools…

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The Most Dangerous Phrases in Education – The Effortful Educator

I’m writing this to provide some balance. I know it probably won’t be well received by all…or most…or quite possibly anyone, but I believe it is important to write. There are a few phrases I see on twitter that cause … Continue reading

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Does creativity have a dark side? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Of course it’s desirable that students are able to identify problems, generate potential solutions, evaluate the effectiveness of those strategies, and then communicate with others about the value of… Continued here

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Originally posted on The Grumpy Teacher:
In September, I landed what I thought was a pretty good position. I was appointed to teach History, and a bit of Religious Studies, on a 60% timetable, which the school very helpfully slotted…

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Who cares how it is meant to work?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
There is an unscientific current to education research that you don’t find in related domains such as cognitive science. It is a cultivated incuriousness – an indifference to how the thing that is being…

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Guess what’s in my head?

Originally posted on To Miss with Love:
The other day I sent a joke out on Twitter in response to a well-known educational quote. Little did I realise how fragile teachers are. Aside from the insults sent my way, some…

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How is Understanding Measured?

Originally posted on traditional math:
I have written about understanding in math, and the education establishment’s view of it. With all this talk about how it is important for students to “know math” and not just “do math” the question…

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