Educational Reader’s Digest | 2nd – 9th February

Educational Reader's Digest

Educational Reader’s Digest

Friday 2nd – Friday 9th February

 The Progress Obsession, by James Pembroke

‘Progress is not simple, neat or linear.’

Giving Constructive Lesson Feedback, by Beth Hartwell

‘If you want more structure, the Driscoll’s model clearly guides the conversations towards next steps.’

Rugby vs. Football: A Class Issue, by Matthew Pinkett

‘It’s how you conduct yourself. The sooner fans realise this, the better.’

Validity of Formative Assessment, by Deep Ghataura

‘I spoke with an NQT once who was worried that their students were not learning.’

Lessons from…, by Nick Wells

‘A collection of links to blog posts relating to the lessons I’ve learnt.’

Spots of Time – The Poetry and Prose of Teaching, by Nick Wells

‘I think we are often guilty of over-complicating the process and practice of teaching.’

What is a “particular weakness” anyway?, by Michael Tidd

‘And as I feared, there is a real lack of clarity about.’

Writing about gender roles: a few small things, by Eleanor Mears

‘I knew that I had to tackle how my students were dealing with context.’

Questions worth asking, by Sallie Stanton

‘There are different ways of approaching questioning.’

Hidden classroom routines, by Dawn Cox

‘Routines also link into attitude and behaviour.’

Mirrors and Lamps, by Sarah Barker

‘Some teachers would do away with context. They’d wipe it out – remove it from the specification.’

Which came first: the technique or the idea?, by Chris Curtis

‘I have endless students who can spot alliteration from thirty paces away from the text.’

Kidult Teachers, by Debra Kidd

‘Ok, deep breaths – this one is a little controversial. But I’m going to give it an airing.’

Education in Singapore: 6) “The best trained teachers in the world”, by Harry Fletcher-Wood

‘This post examines Singapore’s training and professional development.’

My shero, by Hannah Wilson

‘I want to celebrate someone who has been with us every step, someone who walks with us shoulder to shoulder.’

Using questionnaires to better understand our students’ learning, by Andy Tharby

‘Sam was interested in how he could prevent students from falling behind at the start of Year 10.’

The art of reflection: how to become a more thoughtful educator, by Jamie Thom

‘In an effort to improve my teaching practice, I’ve made some pretty unattainable teaching resolutions in the past.’

Evaluative verbs – adding sophistication to analysis, by Mark Roberts

‘One area that interested many people was the discussion about the evaluative verbs.’

How To Use Questioning When Teaching Inference-Making, by Aidan Severs

‘An end goal of reading instruction is to ensure that children can independently decode and understand something.’

The CRAFT of assessment, by Michael Chiles

‘The new 9-1 GCSEs have created a challenge for teachers to develop students’ ability to think deeper.’

Twitter – “awful, polarised, adversarial”?, by Jill Berry

‘I consider I owe Twitter and those who engage with it a considerable amount.’

Mixed Ability, Sets, and Streams – a teacher’s perspective – Part 4, by Kris Boulton

‘My personal experience of teaching streams, a form of grouping that I don’t often see used, leads me to advocate for it strongly.’


Thanks for reading-


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