I told you so: Evidence and the Chartered College of Teaching | teachingbattleground

I wasn’t planning to write about the Chartered College Of Teaching again. Nobody involved seems to care about my criticisms, so I’m sure that when I write about it the only effect is that I publicise them and probably get them a few more members.

But no blogger can resist the chance to say “I told you so”, so I have to comment on the bizarre saga of Greg Ashman’s article on metacognition which has been all over his blog and Twitter lately.

Back in 2014 I wrote about plans for a new professional body for teachers. I discussed at length what it would take for it to be something other than a…

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Behaviour change and justice | teachingbattleground

There are two contrasting elements to the way schools respond to bad behaviour and to responses to wrongdoing in society generally.

One is that of justice. Those who cause direct harm to others, undermine legitimate authority, or deliberately violate rules for their own ends, deserve negative consequences for themselves. Criminals deserve to go to prison, or pay a fine or whatever. Those who mistreat or betray those around them, whether that’s their colleagues, friends or family, deserve a diminished relationship with those around them (either temporarily, or in the worst cases…

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Behaviour change and justice | teachingbattleground

There are two contrasting elements to the way schools respond to bad behaviour and to responses to wrongdoing in society generally.

One is that of justice. Those who cause direct harm to others, undermine legitimate authority, or deliberately violate rules for their own ends, deserve negative consequences for themselves. Criminals deserve to go to prison, or pay a fine or whatever. Those who mistreat or betray those around them, whether that’s their colleagues, friends or family, deserve a diminished relationship with those around them (either temporarily, or in the worst cases…

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OFSTED and triple-marking | teachingbattleground

I’ve written a couple of posts recently about OFSTED ( What OFSTED still needs to do and OFSTED and Workload) which brought up the issue of workload. I identified two problems in particular that relate to marking. Firstly, OFSTED look to see if school policies are being followed consistently, even if those policies add to workload. Secondly, OFSTED inspectors look for evidence of students responding to feedback. As a result schools are introducing marking policies that involve teachers having to elicit responses from students when they mark books, then mark those responses. This is often…

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OFSTED and triple-marking | teachingbattleground

I’ve written a couple of posts recently about OFSTED ( What OFSTED still needs to do and OFSTED and Workload) which brought up the issue of workload. I identified two problems in particular that relate to marking. Firstly, OFSTED look to see if school policies are being followed consistently, even if those policies add to workload. Secondly, OFSTED inspectors look for evidence of students responding to feedback. As a result schools are introducing marking policies that involve teachers having to elicit responses from students when they mark books, then mark those responses. This is often…

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Chartered College Of Teaching misses its membership target | teachingbattleground

One of the many educational bodies Michael Gove dispensed with was the GTC(E), a government funded compulsory professional body for teachers, best summed up by Tom Bennett as “an expensive magazine that could sack you”. In line with a lot of the Gove reforms, even before this was carried out, people were already looking for a way to turn the clock back. A movement among the education establishment began, for a new teacher’s professional body, one that was more independent and not compulsory. An attempt to fund it through donations failed to reach a target of £250 000 and only raised pledges…

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Chartered College Of Teaching misses its membership target | teachingbattleground

One of the many educational bodies Michael Gove dispensed with was the GTC(E), a government funded compulsory professional body for teachers, best summed up by Tom Bennett as “an expensive magazine that could sack you”. In line with a lot of the Gove reforms, even before this was carried out, people were already looking for a way to turn the clock back. A movement among the education establishment began, for a new teacher’s professional body, one that was more independent and not compulsory. An attempt to fund it through donations failed to reach a target of £250 000 and only raised pledges…

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https://ift.tt/2GEhssc