Educational Reader’s Digest | 16th – 23rd February

Educational Reader's Digest

Educational Reader’s Digest

Friday 16th – Friday 23rd February

Explicit Vocabulary Teaching 3: Because, But, So, by Tom Needham

‘I have begun to use one of the book’s better known techniques – Because, But, So.’

I see no behaviour crisis, by Greg Ashman

‘When it comes to classroom disruption, it is essential to gain the perspectives of active classroom teachers.’

Being An Openly Gay Teacher, by Alice England

‘Coming out is not just something you do once.’

Girls, girls, girls – peer effects in the classroom, by Alex Quigley

‘As the number of girls in the class increases, then so does the proportion of well-behaved students.’

Cracking the academic code, by Alex Quigley

‘First, we need to understand the code ourselves.’

Markaggedon!, by Adam Boxer

‘My Headteacher (who is a legend) asked me to present to governors on the topic of marking.’

Curriculum Design (Part 1), by Mark Enser

‘Procedural knowledge (subject specific skills), which tests the models in different context, ties the two together.’

Don’t do ‘Can do’. The problems with can-do checklists and trackers, by Tom Sherrington

‘So, let me just share some of the statements I’ve found – they are typical of many others.’

Why I love…Twitter: What does your timeline say about you?, by Susan Strachan

‘I have been thinking hard about how Twitter is a divisive for me and perhaps for many people on it.’

I couldn’t think of anything worse than a poem written by an English teacher, by Chris Curtis

‘There will be a teacher out there thinking of targets to improve it.’

Developing subject knowledge, by Mark Enser

‘I suspect there are a few reasons that teacher subject knowledge has been neglected.’

Stand back! You’re about to be expertised., by Nick Wells

‘Just like many other schools, we have been producing knowledge organisers.’

Born Bad, by Andrew Old

‘We do suffer from pride and laziness. We do get angry when we shouldn’t.’

Teacher-led disruption, by Rosalind Walker

‘So the policy is applied more effectively and behaviour is better.’

LGBT History Month: Tales of an Orange Juice Boycott, by Robin Macpherson

‘1977 was a watershed year for the campaign for equal rights for LGBT groups.’

Inflexible & Flexible Knowledge, by Rufus William

‘The informed approach takes a cool, rational look at the evidence and judges how best to teach from that.’

‘The Tortoise and The Hare’ in the Classroom, by Jamie Thom

‘I was a walking metaphor for what was wrong with the lesson-by-lesson approach.’

The elephant in the room: the academic side of KS2-3 transition, by Josie Mingay

‘There’s immeasurable potential in the collaborative benefits of cross-school partnership.’


Thanks for reading-


Find my latest blog post on Common Cognitive Biases: Part 1 here
common cognitive biases

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