Do teachers matter? | Greg Ashman

There has been uproar on Twitter following David Didau’s recent blog posts that question the effect that families and schools have on children. I suspect that many teachers go into teaching in order to make a difference. So are they misguided? I don’t think so. Genetic fatalism Didau argues that the effect of a person’s … Continue reading Do teachers matter?

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Do teachers matter? | Greg Ashman

There has been uproar on Twitter following David Didau’s recent blog posts that question the effect that families and schools have on children. I suspect that many teachers go into teaching in order to make a difference. So are they misguided? I don’t think so. Genetic fatalism Didau argues that the effect of a person’s … Continue reading Do teachers matter?

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What Australian parents need to know about the reading wars | Greg Ashman

Let me tell you a story. Many years ago, there were two great armies. One army consisted of starry-eyed dreamers who believed in a whole language approach to teaching reading. The other army was made up of drill-em-and-kill-em phonics obsessives (who mostly had a commercial interest in selling phonics programmes). These armies battled and skirmished … Continue reading What Australian parents need to know about the reading wars

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Half a million hits – my top five posts | Greg Ashman

As the hit counter on this blog ticks past 500,000, I thought it would be worth sharing my top five posts of all time: 5. PISA shows you can’t always get what you want In this post, I demonstrate that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) keeps finding out things that are the opposite … Continue reading Half a million hits – my top five posts

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Half a million hits – my top five posts | Greg Ashman

As the hit counter on this blog ticks past 500,000, I thought it would be worth sharing my top five posts of all time: 5. PISA shows you can’t always get what you want In this post, I demonstrate that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) keeps finding out things that are the opposite … Continue reading Half a million hits – my top five posts

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