Five things I’ve found out from EduTwitter #1

Bulletin #1: Five things I’ve found out from EduTwitter over the past few weeks…   Do grades in one GCSE subject predict results in another? Answer: Perhaps. References and digest: Click here. TL;DR: Biology appears to be a bridging subject between the sciences and humanities.   Does school lunch quality affect student achievement? Answer: Probably. References … More Five things I’ve found out from EduTwitter #1

Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 2nd June – Friday 9th June

Leadership and management 1.       The importance of being wrong, by David Didau 2.       The first 100 days of headship, by Anne Ingle 3.       Governance matters at the #EducationFest, by Naureen Afzal Teaching, learning and assessment 1.       Reading for pleasure checklist, by Josie Mingay 2.       Unconscious bias, by Martyn Reah 3.       The subject series, part 1 … More Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 2nd June – Friday 9th June

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

Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 19th May – Friday 26th May

Leadership and management 1.       The Tory manifesto is ill-suited to the nation’s needs, by Geoff Barton 2.       Teaching assistants are being overstretched and exploited, by Rob Webster 3.       Less rhetoric, more funding for schools, please, by Kiran Gill 4.       The push and pull of the Broad General Education, by Kenny Piper  5.       Is workload a … More Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 19th May – Friday 26th May

Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 12th May – Friday 19th May

Leadership and management 1.       Seven ways for teachers to support their colleagues, by Tom Rogers 2.       Seven things to never do if you teach at your child’s school, by Keziah Featherstone 3.       Five things I wish I knew before I started leading, by Stephen Tierney 4.       The six kinds of headteacher you’ll ever meet, by … More Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 12th May – Friday 19th May

Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 5th May – Friday 12th May

1.       General Election ’17: an education policy overview, by Alex Quigley 2.       Two education policies I’d put in a General Election manifesto, by Jonathan Porter 3.       Five things I wish I knew when I started teaching, by Carl Hendrick 4.       #5 things I wish I knew when I started teaching, by Stephen Tierney 5.       The … More Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 5th May – Friday 12th May

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

If you take a couple of minutes to search for resources that are designed to help students self-assess, you’ll find there are plenty.  Some require students to RAG-rate themselves against a set criteria, usually taken from a mark scheme.  Others enable students to indicate how confident they feel about particular aspects of a topic with … More The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Worth Knowing: 10 Historical Allusions

Once again, all credit to Matthew Pinkett, who has already written expansively about the value of allusions in creative writing.  Hope the following post is useful – Machiavellian The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli in the sixteenth century, explores the unscrupulous and ruthless world of Renaissance politics.  Useful for characterising devious, manipulative leaders: the Machiavellian … More Worth Knowing: 10 Historical Allusions

Some Notes on Question 3 | GCSE English Language, Paper 1

Question three of the first GCSE English Language paper requires students to write about the structure of the literary source they’re provided with:   Although this task seems fairly straight-forward – how has the writer structured the text? – I’ve always found the concept of structure hard to teach because I’ve never been entirely clear … More Some Notes on Question 3 | GCSE English Language, Paper 1