Monthly Archives: February 2019

Core and hinterland: What’s what and why it matters

Originally posted on A Chemical Orthodoxy:
In 1918, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to a war criminal. In the early years of the 20th century, German scientist Fritz Haber developed a process to artificially synthesise ammonia, a vital…

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Because Sir Doesn’t Care

Originally posted on stealingbiscuitsiswrong?:
After an incredibly stressful Year 11 lesson in which several members of that group had to be removed for defiant behaviour. This was the comment that greeted me the next day when a member of the…

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Where have the pupils in mainstream schools with education, health and care plans gone? – Education Datalab blog

Exploring changes in the type of provision attended by pupils with special educational needs. Continued here: https://ift.tt/2Su4o9A

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Why Not A Knowledge-Rich Curriculum?

Originally posted on Trivium 21c Ltd.:
Curriculum Shorts (Some short musings about curriculum) We all know what we mean by a knowledge-rich curriculum but, as with all pithy phrases, we don’t. And if that isn’t a great contradiction, I don’t…

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Why I’m leaving the NEU

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
I first joined the NUT (National Union Of Teachers) back in 2001 as a PGCE student. It is now part of the NEU (National Education Union). This year, I finally resigned my membership.…

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Back to basics

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images In 1993, John Major, the British Prime Minister, stood up at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool and announced his ‘back to basics’ campaign. It was meant to be a…

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Doing it like a scientist

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images One of the implications of Cognitive Load Theory is that inquiry-based learning is ineffective. When I make this point, I often provoke a response similar to Mike Ollerton’s response here:…

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