Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 4th August – Friday 11th August

Educational Reader's Digest

Educational Reader’s Digest

Friday 4th August – Friday 11th August

Leadership and management

1. Five ways to damage a good school, by Greg Ashman

2. A quick introduction to the education debate, by Greg Ashman

3. An answer to that infamous tree-and-education-cartoon, by Pedro De Bruyckere

4. How I survived my first year as a middle Leader, by Nikki Carlin

5. How did ‘motivational quotes’ become ubiquitous in our schools?, by Ed Clarke

6. Politicians, not heads, should be losing sleep over results this year, by Ed Dorrell

7. Our schools are too risk adverse, by Andy Phippen


Teaching, learning and assessment

1. Why knowing keywords is essential for learning, by Dawn Cox

2. Vocabulary lists, by Chris Curtis

3. Strategies for spelling, by Nancy Gedge

4. Integrating assessment, knowledge and practice, by Nick Wells

5. Written comments: three simples rules (and a fourth), by James Durran

6. Teaching Shakespeare through film and film through Shakespeare, by James Durran

7. The classroom at the end of the rainbow, by Greg Ashman

8. Why I love…Eduqas Anthology: blog series 3 – Sonnet 43 by Browning, by Susan Strachan

9. Why I love…Eduqas Anthology: blog series 4 – London by Blake, by Susan Strachan

10. Why I love…Eduqas Anthology: Blog Series 5 – The Soldier by Brooke, by Susan Strachan

11. How do you get students to read for pleasure?, by David Didau

12. Do not go stupid into that personalized learning blood: part 1, mind the evidence, by Eric Kalenze

13. A route to readability part 1, by Kate McCabe

14. Threshold concepts (….and the space in between- part 3), by Niki Kaiser

15. Stamp collecting and fuzzy lines (…the path to understanding), by Niki Kaiser

16. Sometimes we need to just tell them, by Zoe Paramour

17. Feedback: It’s emotional, by Deborah Netolicky

18. The deception that elevates us, by José Picardo


Personal development, behaviour and welfare

1. Michaela: well behaved pupils being taught well, by Thomas James

2. Teacher-led disruption, by Rosalind Walker

3. Coming out in the classroom, by Zoë Elizabeth

4. What causes behaviour?, by David Didau

5. Response to David Didau’s post ‘What causes behaviour’, by Bernard Andrews

6. Don’t underestimate peer-to-peer support in young people’s mental health, by Sarah Newton


EYFS and primary

1. How does writing improve between year 4 and year 6?, by Daisy Christodoulou

2. The correlation between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 value added, by Dave Thomson

3. Education and Stockholm Syndrome: the road to recovery, by Clare Sealy


16 to 19 study programmes

1. Measuring two-year retention post-16: what does it show?, by Dave Thompson


Thanks for reading –  



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