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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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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!
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, […]
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 […]
“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. […]
http://watchdocumentary.org/ This website has documentaries on every possible subject organised in an easy to access way. thanks to Tom Foster for sharing.
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: […]
Excellent Summary of the Changes that will be happening to GCSEs in England from 2015. TES Article