14 Jul 2013

High Expectations? Hmmm

Edssential article from @Teachric : Item 1 for discussion: “have high expectations of children and young people” This used to be the first teaching standard back in the day when there was a proper statutory framework for assessing (NQT/Trainee) teachers. It is a...
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14 Jul 2013

Deliberately Difficult – Why It’s Better to make Learning Harder

Edssential article from @learningspy : The most fundamental goals of education are long-term goals. As teachers and educators, we want targeted knowledge and skills to be acquired in a way that makes them durable and flexible. More specifically, we want a student’s educational...
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14 Jul 2013

What is Outstanding?

Edssential article from @mj_bromley : I spend a lot of time travelling the country speaking to teachers and school leaders, and the question I am asked more than any other is this: what is an outstanding lesson?[1] My answer? Rather disappointingly: ‘There is no silver bullet.’...
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14 Jul 2013

What makes great school leadership

Edssential article from @joe__kirby: When Nelson Mandela emerged from prison after 27 years, many of South Africa’s four million whites feared they would be driven into the sea. Many of South Africa’s forty million blacks were calling for retribution for four decades of brutal...
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14 Jul 2013

Deep Questioning

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : We are fortunate to have many excellent teachers at Durrington High School.  The 15 minute forum this week was led by one of our longest serving teachers – Sue Wolstenholme.  Sue is a fantastic English teacher and was recently singled out...
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14 Jul 2013

Winning Ugly: The Secrets of ‘Gritty’ Teaching and Learning

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : Americans love a ‘Spelling Bee‘. They are unique competitions where precocious children battle it out in a linguistic street-fight, whilst anxious parents look on with a mix of pride and anguish. It is a big deal in the USA. Arvind, the...
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10 Jul 2013

Literacy in PE (and every other subject!)

Edssential article from @davidfawcett27 : Literacy is a key theme this year and one which is being raised and commented a lot in various forums.  Ideas and discussion have flowed on Twitter.  Numerous blog ideas have looked at how to develop better reading or writing techniques...
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10 Jul 2013

Accountability we can trust

Edssential article from @headguruteacher: I’m convinced that our existing accountability framework is preventing schools from improving at the pace that they could be or in the way that they should be. OfSTED and Performance Tables dominate the thinking of too many Heads and...
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09 Jul 2013

Approaching Differentiation: The proof is in the pudding

Edssential article from @andrewwarnerkms : This year I have been trying to use a common sense approach to challenge and differentiation. Rather than slavishly accept the doctrine to dumb down my resources and make the language of explanations “accessible” (read “easy”), I’ve...
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03 Jul 2013

The Myth of the ‘Quality of Teaching’

Edssential article from @kevbartle : If you’re only as good as your last post on a subject then I am completely off my rocker to even try and attempt a second “Myth of…” post. The first one, on “The Myth of Progress Within Lessons” is closing in on 7000 views making it easily my...
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