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Why do some children struggle with reading? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Janet and bloody John! When I was about 7, my primary school teacher told my parents that I would probably never learn to read. Apparently, the suspicion was that I might be mentally subnormal. My… Continued here https://ift.tt/2MPyrG0 Advertisements

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Errors in Thinking: 9 Common Cognitive Biases – Douglas Wise

As we prepare for those post-results analysis meetings and thorny performance management conversations, I thought it’d be helpful to outline some common cognitive biases that get in the way of clear and rational thinking. Source: Errors in Thinking: 9 Common … Continue reading

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A Drawn-out Myth

Originally posted on Pocket Quintilian:
A recent post on Andrew Old’s blog reminded me of an etymological matter which I have been planning to deal with for some time. There is a persistent trope in progressivist articles and books that…

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Comparing KS2 English Writing Exemplifications — Teachwell

Comparing and contrasting KS2 Writing Exemplification materials. Continued here https://ift.tt/2QChyC2

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League Tables Part 1: Cat & Mouse

Originally posted on Reflections on schools, teaching and education. :
League tables divide opinion. For some they support our core purpose of securing the best outcomes for our pupils, providing in the process the transparency, accountability and feedback that all organisations…

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Why we hold the line

Originally posted on To Miss with Love:
? I was at school today with Sweet Boy. Sweet Boy was excluded permanently from his secondary school well over a year ago. He was a terror. I don’t blame the school for…

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Why Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet was irresponsible

Originally posted on To Miss with Love:
Many years ago, one of my inner-city, street-wise girls asked me, ‘Miss, why do you want us to become doctors and lawyers when footballers have so much more money?’ I told her it…

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