Author Archives: Greg Ashman

Detentions don’t work

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Embed from Getty Images It was probably around 2005. I was driving to work in London listening to news on the car radio. They were running a piece on Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) and,…

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Is Australia better at teaching English than the English?

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Embed from Getty Images  I was intrigued when I saw the headline, ‘Australia better at teaching English than the English’ in an article for the West Australian. You might be intrigued too. You…

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Draft programme released for researchED Melbourne 2017

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A draft programme has been released for the researchED Melbourne conference taking place on Saturday 1st July at Brighton grammar. As if to prove the point that researchED is a grassroots, shoestring initiative, there…

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Should we differentiate for different ‘learning profiles’?

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Embed from Getty Images The concept of a ‘learning profile’ is critical to the model of differentiated instruction developed by Carol Ann Tomlinson and colleagues. It is this model that is often cited by…

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U.K. reporter provokes backlash from teachers for running hatchet job on local head

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There’s a lazy form of news story that crops up in the U.K. from time to time. A headteacher, usually new to the post, will attempt to turn a school around by enforcing some…

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Selection on the dependent variable 

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Embed from Getty Images Imagine you are striving to make a mark in the world of business. Now, let me sell you a book. In this book, I describe the visits that I have…

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Should teachers just buzz off?

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Embed from Getty Images Australian researcher, Dr. Linda Graham, has written a piece for the Times Educational Supplement in the U.K. It represents an interesting argument; an attempt to put the teachers-on-social-media genie back…

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