Monthly Archives: January 2021

Making Meaning in English: Book launch – David Didau: The Learning Spy

My new book, Making Meaning in English – the final fruits of the burst of productivity I enjoyed during the first phase of lock down – will be available for your delight and edification on 10th… Continued here https://ift.tt/2L3pvC4

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Brass Tacks

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Life?can only be?understood backwards;?but?it?must?be?lived forwards. ?Søren Kierkegaard An ongoing (light-hearted) bone of inter-generational contention in this family is, “You’ll be the same when you’re my age…”. I am not that deterministic in my own outlook,…

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The impact of being long-term disadvantaged at KS2 and KS4 – Education Datalab blog

What was the relationship between attainment and length of time spent disadvantaged, pre-pandemic? Continued here: https://ift.tt/3ohtdpj

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Should we worry about handwriting? – The Confident Teacher

My nine-year old boy, Noah, has been working hard on his handwriting this week.  He fizzes with ideas when he writes, but most often his handwriting and his spelling simply cannot keep … The… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2KK9roO

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What can we learn about Covid transmission in schools from teacher absence figures? – Education Datalab blog

Exploring the relationship between teacher absence and pupil absence figures, and more Continued here: https://ift.tt/2KBelEn

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Educational dog whistles (and how not to blow them) – David Didau: The Learning Spy

As in every sphere, there are certain phrases or topics that acts a dog whistle in education. When people use terms like ‘progressive,’ ‘knowledge-rich,’ ‘no excuses,’ ‘deep dive,’ or ‘fronted… Continued here https://ift.tt/3o4YPyn

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Using grammar to make meaning – David Didau: The Learning Spy

As a writer I know that I must select studiously the nouns, pronouns, verbs, absorbs, etcetera, and by a careful syntactical arrangement make readers laugh, reflect or riot. Maya Angelou,… Continued here https://ift.tt/3p0vI0l

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Flipping Fronted Adverbials – The Confident Teacher

Do you know your fronted adverbials from your prepositional phrases? As another week of home schooling commences, many parents, and teachers, are faced with tricky questions about grammar. It… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2LBlCVv

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Five Things I Wish I’d Known About Literacy – The Confident Teacher

When I started teaching nearly two decades ago, I was a teacher of reading, writing, vocabulary, academic talk, and more. The problem was that I could do reading and writing, but I … The post Five… Continued here: https://ift.tt/3im7eMK

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Scrap the “privileged middle class” view

Originally posted on teaching personally:
A recent post by another teacher on social media expressed the hope that children supposedly being “deprived” of their education by lockdown will use the opportunity to learn about wider life experiences, and the growth…

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