Author Archives: redorgreenpen

The very best behaved kids are the ones who get their phones confiscated.

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Why Won’t Ofqual Listen to Teachers?

Originally posted on Esse Quam Videri:
I have just wrested the computer from my husband. He is currently slogging through some external exam board marking. He keeps being interrupted from that specialised form of hellish tedium by a lunatic ranting…

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edapt: What can we learn from good and bad school leaders?

Put your hand up if you have ever moaned about a school leader… Thought so. Standing at the bottom of the hierarchy looking upwards, it’s very easy to point fingers and blame leaders for doing a poor job. Constant monitoring, … Continue reading

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Revitalising orchestral music in our schools

Originally posted on A Muso's Musings:
Before I start, this is all @redorgreenpen’s fault.  Everybody else I meet accepts my reasons/excuses for not starting a blog: not enough time, would get bored quickly, only agree with others, can’t think…

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All the small things

Originally posted on mrbunkeredu:
As a trainee teacher, It was always my goal to achieve big things. I wanted to unlock potential in every individual I taught, making each lesson a smorgasbord of magical moments. My students were going to be…

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The Enduring Attraction of the Flim-Flam Man

Originally posted on Jay P. Greene's Blog:
It has been almost a decade since the publication of Education Myths.  At that time I was concerned that education policy was largely driven by emotional appeals and assumed facts.  “Don’t you…

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