Thought For The Day: Beware Statistics!
What Did You Learn at School Today? Was it Useful or Relevant?
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Thought For The Day: Culture and Learning
Simon has clearly worked in similar schools to me to have had this insight!
Incorporating Simple, Student-Designed Assessments in School | Edutopia
Many thanks to Lindsay Mitchell for this useful Edutopia article on making learners more involved in their own assessment. The move from testing as something ‘done to’ students to a … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The Best Place to Learn
Originally shared HERE on Twitter.
I am certainly not alone in my veneration of Finnish teachers. I was going to say the Finnish Education System there, but that is not the full picture. It is … Continue reading
The Antidote to Managerialism and KPIs
Originally posted here.
Thought For The Day: Samuel Johnson on Reading
Sketchnotes and Concept Maps Can Increase Comprehension | Edutopia
Organizational drawings – concept maps and sketchnotes, for example – help students see gaps in their learning while boosting comprehension by fourfold. By visually mapping their knowledge, organizational sketches help … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The True Cost of Education
Future Proof Your School finds a Global Audience…
I must admit that when Julia and Di at Critical Publishing suggested the title of ‘Future Proof Your School‘ for my book of strategies and approaches to encourage school improvement … Continue reading
New Year: Intensified Message for Change
It has been heartening in the almost ten years that the Learning Renaissance has been running, to find that what once sounded like a lone voice advocating change has now … Continue reading
The Power of Writing and Creative Expression
Thanks to Stephen Bartlett for sharing this infographic from @milanicreative. I smiled when I saw it, as it reminded me of a point I always used to make when supporting … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The Importance of Environment on the Flourishing Learner
I am indebted to Jonny Katz for sharing this on LinkedIn and to Alexander Den Heijer for the original quote. Conformity to an essentially industrial quality control model crushes the … Continue reading
3 Ways to Help Students Learn From Their Tests | Edutopia
Thanks to Sarah Kesty for this timely reminder from Edutopia about maximising the value of a test for student learning. Too often tests are seen simply as a pedagogical device … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Protecting Childhood From Education
Not surprisingly, those countries which have undertaken thorough reviews of the requirements of 21st-century education have all come to the conclusion that informal education before school age is critical in … Continue reading
A Framework for Fostering Rigour in Project-Based Learning (PBL): Hexagonal Thinking
The move away from a content-led curriculum and towards more project-based learning characterises the determination to give pupils more agency, control, independence and autonomy in their learning. However, there is … Continue reading
Why do we keep misspelling these words? | BBC Bitesize
What commonly misspelt words reveal about the evolution of the English language… Source: Why do we keep misspelling these words? | BBC Bitesize
Thought For The Day: Stress vs Passion
New Year, New Habits: 5 Tips for Great Teaching | Resilient Educator
The middle of the school year is a perfect time to take stock of your goals and accomplishments while correcting any bad habits students may have developed. Read the article … Continue reading
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