Are they really learning, or have you (accidentally) planned for a 1000 inequalities?

The Quirky Teacher

WARNING: the content in this blog post is probably going to irk you (a bit).

This little piece of edu-thought is what happens when you read something like this and then are given the amazing opportunity to implement a direct instruction program of mathematics across most year groups in a primary school. I crudely crunched some year 5 PUMA data on Friday, during a pupil progress meeting, and even though I knew of the evidence base for direct instruction, I was truly shocked to see the increase in average standardised score across the cohort – from around 95 to over 100 in just a TERM. This is in a school situated in one of the most deprived estates in the country. The visual of all those reds and orange cells turning into green – massive, massive thanks to the hard working teachers, utter professionals who bought in to the vision…

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