Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 16th June – Friday 23rd June

Leadership and management 1.       Rewards, by Tom Starkey 2.       What can Australia learn from Michaela Community School?, by Greg Ashman 3.       Why put the ‘A’ in STEAM?, by Greg Ashman 4.       How for the first 25 years of my teaching career I didn’t really understand what I was doing, by John Tomsett 5.       Show a … More Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 16th June – Friday 23rd June

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

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

Folk Knowledge and Academic Learning

David Geary, the cognitive developmental and evolutionary psychologist, writes in his essay Folk Knowledge and Academic Learning that ‘academic learning [is] effortful because it requires sustained attentional control and working memory resources.’  The act of reading a GCSE literary text provides a reasonable illustration of this: effortful determination is required to overcome the linguistic and … More Folk Knowledge and Academic Learning

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

Collection of ‘10 Allusions Worth Knowing’ Posts

I’ve put my three ‘10 allusions worth knowing’ posts from the past few months or so onto a single Word document that you can download by clicking on the link below: Allusions Help yourself – please use/adapt/ignore as you see fit. Here are the areas covered: ·         10 historical allusions ·         10 classical allusions ·         … More Collection of ‘10 Allusions Worth Knowing’ Posts

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

Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 28th April – Friday 5th May

1.       Education is an end in itself not a preparation for the workplace, by Carl Hendrick 2.       Feedback, mindset and motivation, by Sarah Donarski 3.       Gibberish sprinkled with question marks: in nonsense is strength, by James Theobald 4.       Giving feedback, by Mark Esner 5.       Five ways to put challenge at the heart of your lesson, … More Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 28th April – Friday 5th 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