Monthly Archives: September 2019

Textbooks are the answer to the teacher autonomy question

Originally posted on fish64:
“Fish is simply great – best teacher in the school” “Fish isn’t cut out for teaching and lessons were unbelievably dull” In nearly 30 years of teaching, I have heard the full range of comments about…

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What to do if your school has a batshit crazy marking policy

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
I’m glad to say that I don’t have to do this kind of thing any more, as my current school has a sensible marking and feedback policy. For those of us who are less…

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The 2019 Income Deprivation Children Index – Education Datalab blog

What do IDACI and free school meal eligibility say about deprivation at regional level? Continued here: https://ift.tt/2ljqTDT

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Are they really learning, or have you just instigated widespread silent panic?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
This blogpost is about my realisation that discovery learning combined with group work (as well as other permutations of pedagogy aligned with progressive philosophy of education) is not only not good for academic progress,…

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England’s schools segregate by ability more than almost every other country in the world – Education Datalab blog

Comparing rates of setting and grouping by ability to those of other nations Continued here: https://ift.tt/2mLlyWp

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Some thoughts on ‘The children leaving school with nothing’ – Education Datalab blog

It’s worth digging under the surface of the Children’s Commissioner’s latest briefing Continued here: https://ift.tt/2m7XjRW

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How well do we measure teacher workload? – Education Datalab blog

Why the Department for Education’s main way of measuring teacher workload is not fit for purpose Continued here: https://ift.tt/307hemm

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