Monthly Archives: January 2022

The problem with marking and how to solve it – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Every teacher – particularly English teachers – has huge existential guilt about marking. When I worked full time as a teacher marking was the first thing to go when the stress inevitably piled up…. Continued here https://ift.tt/GFw7BHe34

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Understanded of the pupils

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
It is a thing plainly repugnant . . . to Minister the Sacraments in a Tongue not understanded of the People. Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum. An exposition of the Thirty-nine articles of the Church…

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10 things to know about teaching and learning – The Confident Teacher

There is lots to know about the brilliantly complex act of teaching and learning. Here is my list of 10 things to know in the plainest terms possible: 1. Pupils knowing stuff … The post 10 things… Continued here: https://bit.ly/3GbfCsw

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Who are the children who have “fallen off the radar”? – Education Datalab blog

Some thoughts on plans by the Children’s Commissioner to find children who have “fallen off the radar.” Continued here: https://ift.tt/3o8TXuO

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Commonly Confused Academic Vocabulary – The Confident Teacher

It is vital for our pupils to possess a wealth of academic vocabulary if they are to succeed in school.  For most of my teaching career, this issue was tacit and flew … The post Commonly Confused… Continued here: https://ift.tt/3FLRCfj

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How much in-person teaching have Year 11 missed? – Education Datalab blog

With the first external exams since 2019 due to take place this year, we summarise the scale and variation of disruption experienced by Year 11s since the start of the pandemic Continued here: https://ift.tt/3qOKMSg

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Measures of persistent absence for the COVID age – Education Datalab blog

We try to calculate some new measures of persistent absence that try to account for the effects of COVID on school attendance data Continued here: https://ift.tt/3tyDGD6

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Why aren’t there more students in school sixth forms? – Education Datalab blog

Although CAGs in 2020 lead to students being awarded higher GCSE grades in 2020 , there was only a small increase in numbers staying on in school sixth forms Continued here: https://ift.tt/3roA7Nd

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5 strategies for reading complex texts – The Confident Teacher

“Perhaps one of the mistakes in the past efforts to improve reading achievement has been the removal of struggle. As a profession, we may have made reading tasks too easy. We do … The post 5… Continued here: https://ift.tt/3IaV3hw

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Inspection has become tougher for primary schools – Education Datalab blog

A summary of Ofsted judgments from the Autumn term 2021 compared to the same period in 2019. Continued here: https://ift.tt/33x9DR3

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