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GCSE results 2020: The relative severity of proposed grades – Education Datalab blog

Proposed grades tend to be higher in subjects that have historically been graded severely Continued here: https://ift.tt/2ULFiY1

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GCSE results 2020: Proposed grades and variability in results – Education Datalab blog

A look at how much schools’ results would change by if proposed grades were awarded Continued here: https://ift.tt/30GFrzD

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The Promise and Perils of ‘Book Gifting’ – The Confident Teacher

You can watch my short video on book gifting on my YouTube page, ‘Exploring Evidence in Education‘: If you cannot read, you cannot access the school curriculum and so much more beyond. … Continued here: https://ift.tt/3e14iBT

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Webinars on the Learning Spy – David Didau: The Learning Spy

The last few months have gone by in a daze. The world seems to have changed – maybe permanently – and my primary means of making a living has vanished. Without knowing how – or if – it’s going to… … Continue reading

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6 Excellent Etymologies – The Confident Teacher

When you explore the history and roots of a word – the etymology – you draw upon a rich story that can unlock understanding for our pupils in science, maths, geography, and … Continued here: https://ift.tt/30kQUEP

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Reading Strands are Meaningless — Teachwell

This fourth blog in the series outlines what is actually being tested in the KS2 Reading SATs and the implications for teaching reading. Continued here https://ift.tt/2MCTzS9

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The Holy Grail of Teaching Spelling — Teachwell

These are the slides for my researchED Home Presentation (03/06/2010) on spelling. Continued here https://ift.tt/3dvbgPF

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Constructivism is not a pedagogy – David Didau: The Learning Spy

So-called ‘educational innovations’ in which the teacher assumes the role of ‘facilitator, mentor or coach’ do not appear to be very successful. Nevertheless, ‘constructivist’ ideas are still popular… Continued here https://ift.tt/3cqw7SR

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The Surprising Secret of School Improvement – The Confident Teacher

“In education, the only way to improve is to stop people doing good things, to give them time to do even better things.” Dylan Wiliam It appears like a trite piece of … Continued here: https://ift.tt/2MhoZ0e

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GCSE reform: a modest proposal – David Didau: The Learning Spy

The pandemic has cast many assumptions about how education could or should unfold into sharp relief. Like many others, I’ve been wondering about the positives we might find in our current situation… Continued here https://ift.tt/3gBj2ZX

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