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Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher’s blog: A line of beauty

Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher’s blog: A line of beauty: To rule or not to rule? That is the question.   In the staffroom, this week I pinned my allegiance to the proud, traditional line of s…

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Tom Bennett’s School Report: False profits, and why representation matters at r…

Tom Bennett’s School Report: False profits, and why representation matters at r…: I think it’s important, once in a while, to write about what researchED stands for.  It’s important to continually define ourselves, in…

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Metacognition and eduspeak – a distraction

Originally posted on fish64:
The following post by the Quirky Teacher got me thinking. https://thequirkyteacher.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/do-the-children-know-what-were-going-on-about/ It seems to me that there are ideas in education which are “simply assumed to be effective by circular argument”, to quote Kevin Stannard. Learning…

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Climbing Mountains in Small Steps

Originally posted on thinkingreadingwritings:
Learning moves faster in small steps. ‘Bottom set.’ Two words that can make the colour drain from our faces, our eyes roll, or provoke a deep sigh. ‘Bottom set.’ The ‘low ability’ group. The ‘difficult’ and…

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Do the children know what we’re going on about?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
This blog post is about edu-lingo and it’s probably the one of the few times I will make a concession to the whole ‘child-centred’ thing. Now is a good time to write because I…

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Teacher workload… we have a problem here

Very early on in my teaching career, in fact, right at the start when I was trying to arrange some voluntary work experience, I was told that teaching is a great profession but you have to be prepared to put … Continue reading

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Forging good relationships

Originally posted on No Easy Answers:
Tweeted by @sirnewmalot on the 14th July 2017 You cannot make children respect or heed you or view your directions with value. But you can build it over time if you are reliable, resolute,…

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