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What I’m reading at the moment…

My shelf is groaning under the large pile of books I have recently bought to develop my subject knowledge prior to starting teacher training. I have a broad range of tomes awaiting my attention, encompassing pedagogy (Dylan William’s “Embedded formative … Continue reading

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Relevance

Originally posted on The Grumpy Teacher:
The idea that what is taught in history lessons should be relevant to pupils’ lives is a longstanding one. It has been used to advocate teaching the history of the twentieth century, social history, and…

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Double-Barrelled Learning for Young & Old

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen When accompanying text with images, a learner learns better. However, this only works when they are combined properly!  A good combination of words and images facilitates learning. This is based on the dual coding theory…

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Nick Gibb on Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
Since Theresa May became prime minister, the Conservative Party has turned back to its 1990s policy of returning to a grammar/secondary modern system. I suspect this created difficulties for Nick Gibb, the schools…

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Should teachers be impartial when it comes to politics?

With the election campaigns in full swing, some educators on Twitter have deemed it appropriate to bombard their followers with propaganda tweets in support of their political opinions. Some slogans on my Twitter feed have been so provocative that I … Continue reading

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Teachers & the Right

Originally posted on The Grumpy Teacher:
Twenty years ago, I played for a schoolboy football team. On the Saturday morning after the General Election result we gathered for training, and I was commiserated with by the others. To begin with I didn’t quite…

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Reading and Writing with Year 7

Originally posted on Some History Guy:
Since Christmas, and especially since the West London Free School History conference in March, we’ve undergone a bit of a shift in our planning and delivery of lessons to year 7’s, to incorporate what…

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