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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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Originally posted on Global Lessons on Learning:
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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Thank goodness my parents filled my head with facts!

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
Every Saturday my daughter volunteers at a day care centre for the elderly. On weekends there is a reduced number of staff on duty and as she’s under 18 I was asked…

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There is the curriculum, and then there is the *other* curriculum.

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Are we training the next generation to be selfish? The more I read, the more my own thoughts evolve about the purpose of education. I have always been convinced of the importance of teachers…

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Understanding the PISA 2015 findings about science teaching

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I have shared the following graphic a few times. It shows that frequent use of enquiry-based learning, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is associated with worse scores on…

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IoP Energy: Once More Unto The Breach…

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
Why do we make these analogies? It is not just to co-opt words but to co-opt their inferential machinery. Some deductions that apply to motion and space also apply nicely to possession, circumstances and…

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