Author Archives: The Quirky Teacher

What do inference, creativity, problem solving and happiness have in common?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
They’re all outcomes, the final performance. The evidence-informed among us know that you can’t get better at the final performance by just practising the final performance. And this whole blog is about how I…

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Why primary school leaders should seek out and hire those subject specialist teachers.

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last year or so, you’ll be aware that the Ofsted framework is changing. I’ll admit, I wouldn’t need an Ofsted framework to force me to…

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How can a five year old manage this expectation?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
A few months ago, I decided to learn Arabic. I’m just about able to fight the urge to procrastinate when it comes to retrieval practice, but it is still really difficult to learn. It’s…

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Keeping everyone on the knowledge bus

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
We all know that Ofsted are changing their approach come this September and that there will be more of a focus on curriculum ‘substance’, and lately I have been wondering whether we should also…

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A few musings on a talk by Sean Harford

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Has behaviour got worse?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
I saw this question on twitter and thought I’d write something! The answer, which we all kind of agree on, is both yes and no. This is probably going to be another one of…

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The power of a school’s reputation should galvanise the pupils themselves……..

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