Monthly Archives: December 2019

My most viewed posts of 2019 – David Didau: The Learning Spy

For those of you who are interested, here are the top 10 most viewed posts on my blog during 2019 Closing the language gap: Building vocabulary (16th November 2014) It’s a bit of a puzzler why a post… Continued here … Continue reading

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Bad PD # 517

Originally posted on traditional math:
At a six-hour PD I had the misfortune of having to attend, the moderator put this slide on the screen in a defense against the call for evidence that certain teaching practices are effective. It…

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What do teachers need to know about Cognitive Load Theory? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

I’ve come to the conclusion Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know https://t.co/MkJJLruR8g — Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) January 26, 2017 There’s an… Continued here https://ift.tt/36Jg1RD

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Managed moves vs permanent exclusions: Do outcomes differ? – Education Datalab blog

Outcomes for pupils who experience either are poor – but there do appear to be some differences between the two types of move Continued here: https://ift.tt/2YWz48h

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Schools Like Yours: Now with 2019 data for primary schools and special schools – Education Datalab blog

An update to our popular similar schools tool Continued here: https://ift.tt/38ESLpX

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A conversation a day keeps the SENDCo away

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Primary school league tables 2019: Are there some schools where boys are making better progress in reading than girls? – Education Datalab blog

Yes – though there are fewer than 300 schools where this seems to be the case consistently. Continued here: https://ift.tt/38DjiUj

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Primary MAT league tables 2019: Comparing reading, writing and maths progress scores – Education Datalab blog

What can we learn from the spread of results? Continued here: https://ift.tt/2RNdNN1

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Thinking about curriculum Part 2: Why we need powerful knowledge – David Didau: The Learning Spy

In part 1 of this blog series I discussed the importance of cultural capital, where we might be getting it wrong. While we can make a case that all knowledge is precious, not all knowledge is equally… Continued here https://ift.tt/38B2hue

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Where we’re getting ‘cultural capital’ wrong. – David Didau: The Learning Spy

The concept of ‘cultural capital’ is increasingly on the agenda in the schools I visit. No doubt this is in large part down to Ofsted. The latest inspection framework makes specific mention of the… Continued here https://ift.tt/38p41GB

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