Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 9th June – Friday 16th June


Leadership and management

1.       Trojan Horse hearings were an abuse of justice, by Lee Donaghy

2.       Ability is the consequence not the cause of what children learn, by David Didau

3.       The secret of successful schools: the Anna Karenina Principle, by David Didau

4.       Minutes (2), by Tom Starkey

5.       If I were Secretary of State for Education…, by Ross McGill

6.       Nick Gibb on grammar schools and secondary moderns, by Andrew Old

7.       The speech Theresa May should’ve made, by John Tomsett

8.       When you’re up against it as a leader, by Stephen Tierney

9.       Beyond growth mindset: two videos, by Tom Sherrington

10.   Selection on the dependent variable, Greg Ashman


Teaching, learning and assessment

1.       What Is Not Working in Education (and What We Can Do About It), by Sarah Donarski

2.       The subject series part 2 – pedants for precision, by Steve Adcock

3.       Using physics questions to build problem solving, literacy and knowledge, by Ben Rogers

4.       The greatest teaching moment of my life, by Matthew Pinkett

5.       Teaching poetry – know thy context, by Paul Moss

6.       Quietly confident (thanks to the new A levels!), by Phil Stock

7.       Group work and the Education Endowment Foundation, by Greg Ashman

8.       How working memory affects teaching and what you can do about it, by Greg Ashman

9.       Memorising quotes – should we expect pupils to remember more?, by Mark Roberts

10.   Life after levels: five years on, by Daisy Christodolou

11.   Teachers need to learn to trust research again, by Linda Graham

12.   I digress. A lesson on digression, by Chris Curtis

13.   Department improvement, inch by inch 2016-17, by Kate McCabe

14.   Poetry pages, by Amjad Ali

15.   Making every English lesson count, by Andy Tharby

16.   Why I love… Writing at the same time as the class, by Susan Strachan

17.   Why I love…Challenging perceptions of drugs with students, by Susan Strachan

18.   Teaching ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats, by Jamie Thom

19.   A poetry lesson, by James Duran

20.   Money for nothing, by Sarah Barker

21.   Not all writing leads to more learning, by Yana Weinstein

22.   On EAL, vocab, memory, and trust, by Thomas James#

23.   Sequencing: literary periods, by Eleanor Mears

24.   Facebook makes us gullible, by Daniel Willingham

25.   Accommodations don’t lower the standard, by Anne Delgado

26.   How to save time and money through screening, by Diane Murphy

27.   How I minimised marking and reclaimed my weekend, by Mark Enser

28.   Maths: conceptual understanding first, or focus on raw procedural fluency, by Kristopher Boulton

29.   What dreams may come, by James Murphy

30.   Critically important, by Claire Stoneman

31.   The cartography of learning, by José Picardo

32.   When reading gets harder, by Leah Shafer


Personal development, behaviour and welfare

1.       Pupils with special needs waiting for school place more than doubles, by Jess Staufenberg

2.       Out-of-lesson behaviour, by Rosalind Walker

3.       The growth chart, by Nancy Gedge

4.       Introducing our trainee therapy puppy, by Cheryl Drabble


EYFS and primary

1.       The phonics check is a necessary and important part of teaching reading, by Kulvarn Atwal

2.       Social anthropology in the primary classroom, by Jonny Walker



Happy reading –




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