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My son brought a great idea home from school: his teacher dished out various parts of the Easter story to groups, each group wrote that part of the sc... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Learning
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Have been out and about hence gap between posts. Now hunkered down working on new website. Bags of resources, a bit of flare and dazzle, but not at th... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Learning
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Congratulations to all at Bradford Academy on their journey, milestones, challenges well-met and dedication. VP Linda Marshall has a unique and memora... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Secondary
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This error is easily fixed. Here's how we publicly and offically value our learners from age 3 to 5: By teacher assessment of their attitudes an... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Assessment
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Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (and similar in other parts of the world) are asked for by employers and asked of teachers when planning lessons... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Assessment
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MC and J in Nottingham have created engaging interactive classroom displays inspired by our Surprising Stories book. Take a look at the bottom of... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Primary
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Education NI is ahead of the rest of the UK when it comes to skills & capabilites, probably down to Carol McGuiness's definitive "Thinking Sk... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curriculum
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In NI all week - what a gold mine of talent it is. Here's an exemplary C Reading task: Thinking Skills, Personal Capabilities and subject aims all rol... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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Monday: Changing classroom practice across a whole school Tuesday: Changing self-knowledge & skills of 130 Y8s Wednesday: Changing behaviours &a... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Mindset/Skillset
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Implicit in both Labour & Conservative education announcements today is a devaluing of most professions. Teaching must be elitist; Law & Medic... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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Potential annual salary for CEO of RBS: £9 million UK government aid to Haiti: £20 Million Go figure

Posted in: Teaching
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whether it should or shouldn't be, it does change behaviour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJMOI5_FKwg

Posted in: Learning
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Another snow day in Winchester - 2 kids at home and work to do here in the office. BUT - they've brought some great ideas home with them: 1. Design... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Learning
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Just taught a class of Y6 in Northern Ireland. From my desk here in Winchester. Interesting that even if I wanted to help pump more CO2 into the world... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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A bit late and only 1 of them this year: to reduce my carbon footprint by 10%. A challenge indeed as most of my income is generated in places to which... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curious Cabinet
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'Misery' seems to be the media's favourite word for current UK weather. Thankfully this is more than balanced by the glittering laughter of children t... [Read on ...]

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Print this out - one for each pupil. Ask, "What does this data tell you about X-Factor Series 6?"  Sit back and watch. Take a few notes maybe.

Posted in: Teaching
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Print this out - one for each pupil. Ask, "What does this data tell you about X-Factor Series 6?"  Sit back and watch. Take a few notes maybe. ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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This is why I like Radiohead. Never mind the fact that they are the most creative set of musicians out there - creative in the true sense - a differen... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curious Cabinet
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Mailed in from good friend CT: A muse on headship: Why do I want to be a Head?  To maximise the positive impact that I can have on the l... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Leadership
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