Ten teaching techniques to practise – deliberately. | @MOyebodeTeacher

Originally posted on teacherhead:
It’s a well-established idea that, to develop expertise in a particular skill or technique, you need to practise. The more you practise, the better you get. ?As outlined by the excellent people at Deans for Impact?in their Practice with Purpose document, it helps to identify a specific element of your teaching…

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Diagram for how risky is it to be a child? | sandraleatongray

Further to my recent IOE Blog piece How risky is it to be a child? here is a diagram interpreting the comparative probability and severity of different types of accident children might encounter. The raw statistical data that this diagram is based upon are available from RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). There doesn’t seem to be… Continue reading Diagram for how risky is it to be a child? →

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Weighing up the benefits of online testing | Andrew Gregory

There was a time – around the late nineties or early 2000’s, when online learning (or e-learning) experienced a fast and surprising evolution. 

Driven primarily by the requirements of higher education institutions and their need to provide students with information that was accessible all of the time, this period of change saw many pundits questioning the employment prospects for human instructors – who they suggested might be irrelevant in a new education environment…



The end of learning as we know it?

As with most apocalyptic predictions, this was not the case.  The machines…

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Conditions of entry | JustMathsMel

Back in December 2015 the DFE published a document ->  GCSE_Early_Entry_Guidance that clarified some rules about “early entry” – you may remember when new early entry rules for key stage 4 qualifications were announced on September 29 2013 (I remember it well!) that only a pupil’s first entry to a key stage 4 qualification would counts towards their school’s performance measures. This rule applies even where qualifications are taken with one exam board and then retaken with another or within the same series. According to this early entry guidance document this rule does not “prevent…

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New governor induction matters | governingmatters

Governance is a huge responsibility. Yes, it is a voluntary role but that does not mean that it should not be done well. New governors need support to understand the role and their responsibilities. One way you can do this is by having a good induction programme in place. I’ve decided to jot down my thoughts on what this programme could look like.
Arrange for a tour of the school and show them where the meetings are held. (If you hold meetings in the evenings, do make sure new governors know how to gain access to the building)
Arrange for the new governor to meet the Chair of Governors (if…

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