Monthly Archives: February 2019

Does the Chartered College know what it’s on about?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Last Friday, the Times Educational Supplement (TES) published an article in which Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of England’s Chartered College of Teaching, falsely claimed that the research supporting Cognitive Load Theory is not…

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Why knowledge-rich is *the* most child-centred way

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
I’ve been in education half a decade now and despite how it seems on edu-twitter, most primary schools still choose to implement a ‘child-centred’ topic-based/thematic curriculum for the foundation subjects and science whereby the…

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The Butterfly Who Denied Ever Being a Caterpillar: A Modern Day Educational Fable

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Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen Did you hear the story about the butterfly who denied ever being a caterpillar? Well, there was once a beautiful, well-developed butterfly who refused to accept that he…

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Staff wellbeing surveys matter: Guest Post

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Bruce Greig is an entrepreneur and school governor. He served as Chair of Governors through two Ofsted inspections and worked with four headteachers. He set up School Staff Surveys after discovering how enlightening an anonymous…

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Hyperindividualism

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
A hyperindividualism meme. There is little evidence Einstein said this – see Quote Investigator Hyperindividualism is perhaps the most damaging aspect of educational progressivism. Kate Walsh of the National Council on Teacher Quality in…

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Tech-free school

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
A couple of days ago, I was with a few fellow governors and as we waited for a meeting to start, the conversation turned to technology and its alleged benefits. You see, the other…

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Relationships between Charity Boards and Executive Teams Matter

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
? On 6th February 2019 I attended an event “Building a Strong Relationships between Charity Boards and Executive Teams” organised by the consultancy and advisory firm, Gallanach. I found out about this event through Mike…

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