Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 17th November – Friday 24th November

Educational Reader's Digest

Educational Reader’s Digest

Friday 17th November – Friday 24th November

Leadership and management

1. Ofsted… The Visit… They came and they went…, by Flora Barton

2. Why I love… building girls’ confidence: my #WomenEdSW session, by Susan Strachan

3. What I have learned about supporting headteachers, by Ros McMullen

4. Teacher monitoring; lessons from pig wrestling, by Stephen Tierney

5. “I was one of the 50”, by Caroline Barlow

Teaching, learning and assessment

1. English GCSEs: a guide to creating a mock exam paper, by Grainne Hallahan

2. Why I love… Strategies for stretch and challenge, by Susan Strachan

3. Why I love… Blog series 17: Ozymandias (Shelley), by Susan Strachan

4. Two simple words to counterpoint an idea, by Chris Curtis

5. A quick word – retrieval practice for single word quotations, by Mark Roberts

6. Picking a school: a good curriculum is as important as the teaching staff, by Mark Lehain

7. Experiments with strategies from ‘What Does This Look Like In The Classroom?’, by Jamie Thom

8. The problem with judging teacher performance, by Alex Quigley

9. Eruption, by Nick Wells

10. Why I recommend self-report to audit teachers’ grammatical knowledge, by David Didau

11. Teaching, in general, by Michael Pershan

12. Effective CPD – subject planning and development sessions in maths, by Shaun Allison

13. Classroom culture: high expectations and challenge, by Shaun Allison

14. ‘I believe…’ ahistorical ‘sentence starters’ should be scrapped, by Jim Carroll

15. Planning lessons using cognitive load theory, by Harry Fletcher-Wood

16. Completing a doctorate part-time, by Jill Berry

17. Creating cognitive dissonance, by John Kenny

18. Discovery? Inquiry? It’s all Academic, by Debra Kidd

19. More on academic and non-academic subjects, by Andrew Old

20. The ‘Intervention’ beast, by Carly Moran

21. Great explainers: Gary Neville, by Ben Newmark

22. Great explainers: Richard Feynman, by Adam Boxer

23. Great explainers – the Met Office, by Mark Enser

24. How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?, by Mark Enser

25. Time to rise above our station, Kenny Pieper

26. University education departments need to do better at teaching reading instruction, by Greg Ashman

27. How research evidence stopped me judging individual lessons, by John Tomsett

28. In defense of memory, by Yana Weinstein

29. Fully guided instruction, by Andy Tharby

30. Improving reading comprehension through strategy instruction, by Robbie Coleman

31. French at Michaela – What a Lund-erful world, by Jess Lund

32. Be safe out there, by Greg Ashman

33. Did the U.K. and Australia do well in the PISA collaborative problem solving test?, by Greg Ashman

34. Why you should be a skeptical science consumer, by Tim van der Zee

35. The golden thread made real in a moment of pedagogic magic!, by John Tomsett

36. A baseline assessment, by Nancy Gedge

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

1. Improving in-class support across the board, by Julie Kennelly

2. Positive teacher-student relationships boost good behaviour in teenagers, by Simon Breakspear

3. Letting the side down, by Greg Ashman

4. Things teachers should never say to pupils…, by Leanne Catherine

EYFS and primary

1. Using standardised scores in progress matrices, by James Pembroke

2. Giving the gift of reading: activities that promote reading for pleasure, by Aiden Severs


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