Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 26th May – Friday 2nd June

Leadership and management

1.       How the Tories made a hash of school breakfasts, by Laura McInerney

2.       Are education funding cuts becoming Theresa May’s Achilles’ heel?, by Ed Dorrell

3.       Five ways to make parents cheerleaders for your subject, by Mark Enser

4.       Out of the darkness, by Tom Sherrington

5.       This much I know…, by John Tomsett

6.       Why school reports matter – and 4 ways to make them better, by Sarah Barker

7.       Infrastructure of school improvement, by Steve Adcock

8.       Have 65% of future jobs not yet been invented?, by Andrew Old

9.       Bigger questions and reasons for living, by Stephen Tierney

10.   Swearing, by David Didau

11.   You’re wrong!, by Toby French

12.   Why the tail should not way the dog, by Ben Newmark

13.   Ill-considered approach to recruitment is bad form, by Michael Tidd

14.   How can schools recruit, and keep, more teachers?, by Branwen Jeffreys

15.   Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?, by Dianne Murphy

Teaching, learning and assessment

1.       Teaching to the top: attitudes and strategies for delivering real change, by Tom Sherrington

2.       Valedictorians, disruptors, and sloppy thinking, by Daniel Willingham

3.       Teachers should be wary of holding out history too close, by Tom Starkey

4.       How teachers can guard and make the most of ‘gained time’, by Stephanie Keenan

5.       An English teachers’ bibliography, by Nick Wells

6.       Why I love Romeo and Juliet, by Becky Wood

7.       Why I love… Challenging apathy, by Susan Strachan

8.       Why I love… Just another lesson, by Susan Strachan

9.       AQA exam hacks – focusing on effect, by Chris Curtis

10.   Pedagogical content knowledge in English, by Nick Wells

11.   How to switch to whole-class guided reading, by Solomon Kingsnorth

12.   On poetry II – poetry and the poetic, by Phil Stock

13.   Tone – AQA paper 2 Q5, by Fiona Ritson

14.   Evaluating (you know, the tough one!), by Fiona Ritso

15.   What (exactly) are you trying to say?, by Fiona Ritson

16.   English Language paper 2 writers’ viewpoints and perspectives, by Eleanor Mears

17.   On matchstick lamp posts, by Rebecca Foster

18.   Coming clean, by Kate McCabe

19.   ‘Honest Abe’: teaching lessons from Lincoln, by Jamie Thom

20.   The four key elements to getting the nuts and bolts of teaching right, by Tom Rogers

21.   Is traditional teaching uncool?, by Rosalind Walker

22.   Why the new GCSEs are needed, by Dawn Cox

23.   Five things I wish I’d know when I started teaching, by Jill Berry

24.   What is evidence based education?, by Jonathan Firth

25.   We’re on a tandem ride, but I refuse to do all the peddling, by Tom Starkey

26.   5 reasons why secondary schools should establish a Language Leads team, by Josie Mingay

27.   What does the Theory of Multiple Intelligences tell us about how to teach?, by David Didau

28.   Changing my mind on group work, by Greg Ashman

29.   Do students learn physics through practical work?, by Greg Ashman

30.   Differentiation’s slippery slope, by Greg Ashman

31.   Why aren’t we talking about Applebee?, by Barbara Bleiman

32.   Becoming a (metacognitive) teacher – part 1, by Susan Smith

33.   What do they know?, by Mark Enser

34.   Five ways to cut the fat, by Mark Enser

35.   Just another lesson, by Mark Enser

36.   Teach like nobody’s watching, by Mark Enser

37.   Education is like religion, by Paul Moss

38.   In praise of knowledge, by Claire Stoneman

39.   In praise of discovery learning, by Kate Barry

40.   Reading for learning, by Ben Rogers

41.   Differentiation: pitching high, not making easy, by James Durran

42.   Double-barrelled learning for young and old, by Paul Kirschner and Mirjam Neelen

43.   Does our obsession with marking stop us from focusing on learning?, by Louise Mower

44.   Teaching/cementing difference, by Jonny Walker

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

1.       Living label-free in a label-full world, by Josie Mingay

2.       Rethinking testosterone, by Matthew Pinkett

3.       Optimal obedience?, by Mark Roberts

4.       The trouble with SEND, by Nancy Gedge

EYFS and Primary

1.       Play is essential, but it takes work for children to succeed in the real world, by Tom Bennett

2.       Play as a medium for learning, by Tim Taylor

3.       Part 2: early years assessment is not reliable or valid and thus not helpful, by Heather Fearn

4.       An early years egg and spoon race, by Greg Ashman

Happy reading –


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