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Here's a confession: I read very little educational news and only have a few educational books on my shelf. Instead I focus on diverse topics, publica... [Read on ...]

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'Outstanding', 'Good' and 'Requires Improvement' are the inspectoral equivalents of 'said', 'then' and 'nice' in children's writing: bland, over-used ... [Read on ...]

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Interesting: the two stock images used by the BBC this morning (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22873257) to report evidence slating the state sys... [Read on ...]

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I recently chatted with a Head and friend who's currently wrestling with the idea of vertical class groupings. Many factors come to bear upon a decisi... [Read on ...]

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Michael vs Michael The battle rages ever on: Knowledge vs Creativity in the classroom. Current champions are 'Good' Michael (Rosen) and 'Bad' Michael... [Read on ...]

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Education is the most important contributor to personal, national and global growth; teachers the most important element of education; and learning a... [Read on ...]

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I'm more spiritual than religious, more scientific than sacramental. But I keep my mind open to all people and all ideas. I learn more that way.&... [Read on ...]

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Is a qualification in Nail Care equivalent to one or more GCSEs?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16789215  What about Horse, Fish o... [Read on ...]

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This morning I've had two diverse experiences of live video: 1. A demo and short training session from Stephen at IrisConnect on using the Live View ... [Read on ...]

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 From Kings and Queens and rows and MFL to technology and competing globally. Here's a wordle of his speech in Birmingham 1 Dec 2011...cautiously... [Read on ...]

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 Various thoughts on strike day: 1. Calculate your pension here: https://www.teacherspensions.co.uk/members/resources/calculators.aspx 2. ... [Read on ...]

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During the past four nights a tiny handful of English 'citizens' have made personal choices to steal; to damage property/people/businesses/neighbourho... [Read on ...]

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As it unravels further and plays out in all its messy, chaotic detail, I'm struck that this type of significant  'call to thought' is long overdu... [Read on ...]

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 I am in 4 minds about today's public sector strikes: 1: I have 10 years of teacher-pension sitting somewhere, waiting for me to retire (can't r... [Read on ...]

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Iraq War estimated cost: $3000bn Feed and educate every child on Earth for 5 years: $465bn There's a jolly debate prompt for the start of your next ... [Read on ...]

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School A has lost its BSF bid Neighbouring schools B and C were far enough through the process to get theirs School D - a free school is due to... [Read on ...]

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The Labour MP was asked to assess how children from disadvantaged backgrounds could be given the best start in life. His report says success or failur... [Read on ...]

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There's an axiom in the world of human potential development that goes, "at any point in time, a person is doing the best they can with the resou... [Read on ...]

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The uber-gurus of education and ideas seem to live in two camps. Those (like Howard Gardner) whose ideas are sent out free of charge into th... [Read on ...]

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Save you reading past the exec summary, here's a Wordle of the whole thing:  

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