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Explore England’s changing free school meals rates – Education Datalab blog

Most of the time our work involves using the National Pupil Database to examine particular aspects of the education system. However, it can also throw up interesting insights into the state of the… Continued here: http://ift.tt/2CyoFn4 Advertisements

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Academic and non-academic subjects

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
One of the worst things that happened in education in the 2000s was a seeming reduction in the number of academic subjects. MFL ceased to be compulsory, and some perverse changes in the…

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A Toolkit to help you resist Inquiry-Based Learning

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images So you have found yourself under pressure to implement inquiry-based learning, project-based learning or something like that. How do you respond? I tend to see things through the lens of…

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Experiments aren’t everything

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images In my own PhD research, I run randomised controlled trials (RCTs). These involve setting up two or more experimental conditions, varying only one factor between them and then randomly assigning…

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Times Tables

Originally posted on Distant Ramblings on the Horizon:
After reading this excellent post from Mark Enser (@ensermark) I thought it might be helpful to create a little cut-out and keep ready reckoner for the number of hours added to a…

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Using Knowledge Organisers and Call & Response to Challenge Bottom Set or Stealing Ideas Part Two!

Last year I had the pleasure of teaching ‘bottom set’ year 7. These students are so keen to learn and work hard yet, the curriculum is often watered down for them to match their capabilities leaving them even more behind. … Continue reading

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Eating cake does not make you fat

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images ? This post is inspired by the logic of a post by Ollie Lovell. Like most of you, I had come to believe that eating cake makes you fat. I…

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