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Back to school classroom displays: tips for teachers

Ideas for displays that can develop as the term progresses.   Click here      

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The Educators

A Radio 4 series interviewing people whose ideas are changing the future of education. Freely available to stream. The Educators The most recent episode interviews Tony Little- Headteacher of Eton College. He talks about how Eton gets results, and whether there’s anything in the ethos and practice that could apply to all schools. Other episodes address […]

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Summer Reading Anyone?!

10 educational books that can make a difference:  

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If This Isn’t Nice What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s advice to the Young

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young collects the graduation addresses the beloved writer delivered at nine different colleges over the quarter century between 1978 and 2004.   Thanks to Mary Conger for contributing- perhaps some inspiration for the many speeches to come over the coming weeks!

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Life After Levels

From September 2014, schools will no longer be required to use National Curriculum levels or level descriptors   A thought provoking report from GL Assessment’s panel debate at the ASCL annual conference. Thanks to David Lousley for sharing. Link You can also find a webinar recording on the subject here. In this webinar, Andrew Thraves, […]

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Exam corrections part II- Blind Marking

From Olly Derbyshire. Something I’ve had great success with in the past is blind marking.   It is quite time consuming, but of all the methods I have tried it is the one which has created the biggest interaction between the students and their work.   You may be familiar with the practice, but if […]

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How to do Exam Corrections with your class

“When we go over a test point-by-point are the students really learning anything? Would they correct their mistakes if you gave them another test?” As we hand back end of year tests in the coming weeks a few ideas to stop that sinking feeling, that we’ve all had, that pupils aren’t really engaged or receptive. […]

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Documentaries for every subject

http://watchdocumentary.org/  This website has documentaries on every possible subject organised in an easy to access way.   thanks to Tom Foster for sharing.      

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10 Rules for Students and Teachers

Thanks to Mary Conger for contributing. Find out more about the rules here RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for a while. RULE TWO: General duties of a student: Pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students. RULE THREE: General duties of a teacher: […]

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England’s exams shake-up is the biggest in more than 25 years.

Excellent Summary of the Changes that will be happening to GCSEs in England from 2015. TES Article  

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