26 Feb 2015

Can I be that little bit better at…..understanding why I might be getting differentiation wrong

Edssential article from @davidfawcett27 : There are a few things in education that either scare me or confuse me.  One such thing is the term differentiation.  When I trained as a teacher we discussed the fact that students vary in ability in lessons.  This is common sense and...
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26 Feb 2015

Tips for a Middle Management role

Edssential article from @jillberry102 : Sometimes, the extra-curricular life of the school enables us to indulge our hobbies, and to develop new interests. Teaching is demanding, and there are pressures, but there are also rewards, and you may be exhausted, but it isn’t oft...
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26 Feb 2015

Why? Why? Why?

Edssential article from @MissDCox : On an education forum I frequent, teachers regularly complain about their school marking policy that demands them to mark student books, say every 2 lessons and how impossible it is to manage the workload. The remaining thread is people sharing...
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26 Feb 2015

Talking to myself

Edssential article from @GoldfishBowlMM : Teaching is a job where what we say matters. Our explanations, our questioning, our modelling, our interactions- they all rely on our talk being focussed and effective. We need clear explanations that bring students who know little about...
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22 Feb 2015

The Problem with Plenaries

Edssential article from @mrbunkeredu : If group work was the holy grail of my teacher training, effective plenaries were definitely the pedagogical white rabbit – the element of the lesson you always felt was achievable, but nevertheless remained elusive. Running out of time for...
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