This is what happens when teachers find their voice | Greg Ashman

One of the most obvious signs that teachers are starting to take control of the education agenda is when there is resistance from the establishment. There are hints that we are approaching this state in Australia, but we are way behind England in terms of teacher voice. Now, a new development involving Ofsted, the English … Continue reading This is what happens when teachers find their voice →

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Barking up the wrong tree | Greg Ashman

People are attracted to attempts to generally boost our cognitive abilities for obvious reasons. Traditionally, the way to improve at mathematics or piano playing or writing essays has been to pair teaching of the relevant knowledge and skills with plenty of practice. Such a plan is painstaking and at the end of it, those with … Continue reading Barking up the wrong tree →

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The scandal you won’t read about in the @tes | Greg Ashman

The Times Educational Supplement or TES, a UK trade newspaper, has a new campaign. Its head of content, Ed Dorrell, has mounted his trusty horse and gallantly gone into battle against the baddies of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. The original allegations that prompted this investigation, published in a blog post that did not name the … Continue reading The scandal you won’t read about in the @tes →

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Backfire effects | Greg Ashman

There is a gap between intention and effect. For some, intent is enough. If only we are pure enough of heart then all will be well. Realists like me, however, want to know about the effect. Yes, I understand that school children marching against climate change have virtuous intentions, but what do they actually want … Continue reading Backfire effects →

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