05 Dec 2013

Modelling writing… and the meaning of life

Edssential article from @atharby : Forgive me for starting with a personal story. My son, George, was born with a rare corneal condition in his left eye. At 3 months, his eye was operated on at Great Ormond Street giving some possibility of sight. For six months, his right eye –...
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04 Dec 2013

Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience

Edssential article from @LeadingLearner : There is nothing like a discussion about behaviour and discipline, either in the staff room or in the classroom, to get people talking with passion, intensity and all too often from totally different perspectives. “The area of discipline...
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03 Dec 2013

Thinking

Edssential article from @GoldfishBowlMM : ‘What students think about is what they will remember.’ Daniel Willingham I had a lesson this week which seemed to be successful: students worked hard, produced lots of work and some great poetry. When I reflected on exactly what they had...
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03 Dec 2013

DESIGNING A NEW CURRICULUM – WHAT ARE YOUR ‘BIG IDEAS’?

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : Cross the threshold and seize a new and improved curriculum. Many teachers will already be thinking about the significant curriculum changes just around the corner. I admit that I have met some previous curriculum changes with a response...
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03 Dec 2013

Modelling for excellence

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : I’m fortunate to watch a large number of lessons – being taught by brilliant teachers.  There are many things that they all do well, but one thing they all have in common is that they are great at modelling.  Now it seems fairly obvious...
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03 Dec 2013

‘Should I be marking every piece of work?’

Edssential article from @MaryMyatt : This was a question put to me as I worked with a group of teachers this week. My answer was ‘No’. ‘But we are expected to mark everything in our school, so can you point me to the evidence that says that not every piece of work needs to be...
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