Monthly Archives: June 2019

Making a Knowledge Organiser in English Literature: A case study | The Goldfish Bowl

Designing a knowledge organiser is a difficult task and there are multiple decisions that affect their construction. They are complex but the idea behind this post is simple: Here is a Knowledge… Continued here: http://bit.ly/2IimTfj

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Why I think the education system is to blame for our pathetic politicians.

Originally posted on teaching personally:
It seems to be a rare point of national consensus that our politicians are failing us, even if we disagree on how. It might seem very unfair to criticise people who put themselves forward for…

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Teacher recruitment and retention matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 8th June 2019 I attended #BrewEdEssex This event was organised by Vic Goddard, Jean Louis Dutaut, Dean Boddington and John Bryant. The theme as teacher recruitment and retention. I’m very grateful to the organisers…

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Can’t Revise, Won’t Revise | The Goldfish Bowl

When I realised my year 11s were not revising English as much as I wanted this year, I first went to my usual strategies: 1) long rants about why they should study and 2) giving them more revision… Continued here: … Continue reading

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The weirdest school I ever went to…..

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Long-term outcomes: Do grammar schools make a difference? – Education Datalab blog

Selective schools, and the higher education, employment and earnings of those who attend them Continued here: http://bit.ly/318DjOU

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A few thoughts about teaching poetry – David Didau: The Learning Spy

It is, I hope, uncontroversial to say that poetry is not a popular art form. While it’s wonderful to hear the sales of poetry rose by 12% in 2018, with over 1.3 million volumes sold, that’s dwarfed… Continued here http://bit.ly/2JUAD1T

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If the EBacc were scrapped, would anything change? – Education Datalab blog

A look at what subjects pupils might take in its absence Continued here: http://bit.ly/2Wi5NXH

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