Author Archives: Anthony Radice

About Anthony Radice

An English teacher of English in England.

Fourteen Educational Myths

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
I am sometimes reminded by conversations with other teachers that there are educational myths which refuse to go away. We have to keep reminding ourselves that they are myths, or they begin to resurface…

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Whole-School Poetry at GYCA

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. (1856-1927) At Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, we always have a poem or a speech which all staff and pupils are working on learning together.…

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Whole Class Feedback: Simple and Effective Recording

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Last October, I blogged about our use of whole class feedback at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. It’s a simple and effective approach which maximises learning return on time invested. Teachers read books regularly; they…

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Whole Class Feedback: A Winner All Round

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Whole class feedback can be seen as a lazy option. Surely teachers are just avoiding the necessary work of giving individual feedback because they want to have more free time? But this view ignores…

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Direct Instruction Principles for Guided Writing Practice

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
I’ve been a fan of Expressive Writing for a number of years. It is exquisitely designed, and like all of Engelmann’s Direct Instruction programmes, the principles on which it is based can teach us…

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Primary Literature: Telling Stories

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Boy Reading (1843) by Albert Tikos (1815-1845) I’m currently working with primary teachers across the Inspiration Trust to develop a content-focused approach to literature. I spoke to the whole primary staff about this project back…

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Literature: What Is It, and Why Do We Study It?

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
This is a slightly edited version of a talk I gave to all Inspiration Trust primary staff on 20th October 2017. This morning, I want to examine what we mean by literature as a…

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Thoughts on ‘no excuses’ discipline

Originally posted on mathagogy:
I attended the Michaela debate on Saturday 23rd April. The debate on ‘No excuses discipline works’ had me thinking the most, with the barrister-esque Jonathan Porter speaking against the wise and fatherly John Tomsett. It was…

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Catholics, Academies, and Catholic Academies

Originally posted on Outside In:
Since academisation has taken on an air of inevitability, I thought I’d offer up a few thoughts about what this could mean for Catholic education. Whilst some are instinctively opposed to the changes, below I…

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Corbyn and the NUT

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