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About e=mc2andallthat

Physics teacher of over 20 years experience who still enjoys teaching (well, most of the time anyway). He lives in London with his lovely wife and insane cat. Please follow him on Twitter @emc2andallthat

Engelmann (and John Stuart Mill) Revisited

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Even for the most enthusiastic and committed of us, Engelmann and Carnine’s Theory of Instruction (1982) is a fabulously intimidating read. I have written about some of the ideas before, but a recent conversation…

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The Pedagog Teaches PRAD

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Queen Mary made the doleful prediction that, after her death, you would find the words ‘Philip’ and ‘Calais’ engraved upon heart. In a similar vein, the historians of futurity might observe that, in the…

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Starting From Here

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It’s a variation on a classic Celtic joke which I’m sure that you’ve heard before, but here it is anyway. Motorist: Can you tell me the way to Llanpumsaint please? Welshman: Why yes, but…

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The p-prim path to enlightenment…?

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The Duke of Wellington was once asked how he defeated Napoleon. He replied: “Napoleon’s plans were made of wire. Mine were made of little bits of string.” In other words, Napoleon crafted his plans…

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Room 808

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MiniEd: the Ministry of Education, Airstrip One, Oceania It was a warm but overcast day in late August and the clocks were striking thirteen. Mr Winston Smith, Principal of the Victory G+MINDSET Academy (formerly…

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Still Working Away In Our Silos (Thank Goodness)

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If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. –G. K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With The World (1910) Why are teachers beavering away in their individual silos, each one of us spending…

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IoP Energy: Once More Unto The Breach…

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Why do we make these analogies? It is not just to co-opt words but to co-opt their inferential machinery. Some deductions that apply to motion and space also apply nicely to possession, circumstances and…

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