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Thermal Energy and Internal Energy

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
The AQA GCSE Science specification calls for students to understand and apply the concepts of not only thermal energy stores but also internal energy. What follows is my understanding of the distinction between the…

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

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
We all want and need great leaders – people who possess a vision that fills us with hope, gives us a sense of belonging and who have the ability to rally us all with…

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Governance in the spring and summer terms; reflecting and looking ahead matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
This has been a long and tiring term. As Easter approaches and governance slows down (it never stops completely!) I find myself sitting down with a cup of tea and looking back and reflecting on…

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Welsh students to know less than their English peers

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images In 2017, I wrote a post about Scotland’s disastrous ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. Soon afterwards I was contacted by a number of Welsh teachers who asked me whether I was aware…

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Three animated films about learning – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Back in December I gave a lecture to the staff of BBC Bitesize about how learning works and how they might go about making more effective learning materials. This talk has been turned into a series… Continued here http://bit.ly/2G5yfBn

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Three styles of problem-solving

Originally posted on thinkingreadingwritings:
How leaders deal with problems determines  . . . well, everything. It’s an awkward truth that some leaders feel safest in a state of crisis. In a crisis, everyone is too preoccupied with how to cope…

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How do we know pupils are making progress? Part 4: Instruction – David Didau: The Learning Spy

This is the final post in a series looking at how we can be sure that students are making progress through the curriculum. The whole purpose of knowing whether students are making progress is to be… Continued here http://bit.ly/2FY2V7u

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