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TDRE Boss Blog: Portsmouth 2017 with Jonathan Doyle

TDRE Boss Blog: Portsmouth 2017 with Jonathan Doyle: Jonathan and me via  Jonathan’s Twitter I was fortunate to be invited to Portsmouth Diocese during a week of talks by Jonathan Doyl…

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The Questioning ‘Collection’ – The Confident Teacher

Since I have been writing this blog in 2012, no subject has interested me more than the nuanced, complicated staple of teaching: questioning. As a teacher of nearly 15 years, … Continued here: http://ift.tt/2nCgP85

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Rows vs Groups? Have your cake and eat it with creative planning.

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Reading time: 9 minutes. It was my third year of teaching and I remember struggling to get my year 4 class to focus consistently. There wasn’t any particular bad behaviour, only low-level disruption…

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When Prophecies Fail and Evidence Backfires – The Confident Teacher

“A man with conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him your facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal … Continued here: http://ift.tt/2mdFcJs

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John Bald: Groupthink by publishers results in dire school textbooks

John Bald is a former Ofsted inspector and has written two books on the history of writing and spelling. The Conservative Education Society reached a high point in its current revival with a meeting with Secretary of State, Justine Greening, … Continue reading

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What do teachers believe? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

It’s well-established that various ‘myths’ about how students’ learn are remarkably persistent in the face of contradictory evidence. In 2014, Paul Howard-Jones’… Continued here http://ift.tt/2nJXXAw

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The Teacher Workload ‘Collection’ – The Confident Teacher

This last month, the Department for Education, the teaching unions and OFSTED united. Yes, you heard me right. The topic that saw this unique collaboration: teacher workload. The recruitment and … Continued here: http://ift.tt/2msKex1

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