Educational Reader’s Digest | Friday 2nd June – Friday 9th June

Leadership and management

1.       The importance of being wrong, by David Didau

2.       The first 100 days of headship, by Anne Ingle

3.       Governance matters at the #EducationFest, by Naureen Afzal

Teaching, learning and assessment

1.       Reading for pleasure checklist, by Josie Mingay

2.       Unconscious bias, by Martyn Reah

3.       The subject series, part 1 – good to great, by Steve Adcock

4.       The squeakiest wheel, dept., by Barry Garelick

5.       A strange sort of love, by Ben Newmark

6.       A reading list: learning, teaching and professional development, by Harry Fletcher-Wood

7.       “Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof” – A post on collecting evidence, by Sana Master

8.       Teachers: @TesResources has a problem, by James Theobald

9.       Designing a feedback (not marking) policy, by Jemma Sherwood

10.   Algebra: you use the letter ‘x’ more than you have ever done in your whole life!, by Jemma Sherwood

11.   Delaying the grade: how to get students to read feedback, by Jennifer Gonzalez

12.   On valuable feedback that supports teacher wellbeing, by Rebecca Foster

13.   Picking apart a series of lessons, by Catherine Owen

14.   GCSE English paper 1, by Eleanor Mears

15.   Objectifying English, by James Durran

16.   My stick of rock, by Amy Bracegirdle

17.   Adaptive practice, personalized learning, and what will “obviously” work in education, by Daniel Willingham

18.   Engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive boost, by Pedro De Bruyckere

19.   Insights into teaching from Ziyanique and Ayianna, by Doug Lemov

20.   Secret origins, by Vince Ulam

21.   What’s in a name?, by Vincent Lien

22.   How working memory affects teaching and what you can do about it, by Greg Ashman

23.   How standards remove the need for reason and evidence, by Greg Ashman

24.   No more Wonderland: six impossible things – part 1, by Claire Stoneman

25.   Making good practice, by Warren Valentine

26.   Guidelines for designing educational videos, by Tim van der Zee

27.   Your 10 point checklist for maximising learning time in lessons, by Aidan Severs

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

1.       “I am not what I am” – first rule of behaviour management, by Sana Master

2.       Direct instruction transforms behaviour, by Anthony Radice

3.       Getting behaviour right from the start, by Tom Bennett

EYFS and Primary

1.       Beyond the blame game – the trouble with transfer, by Clare Sealy

2.       Jack on many, master of none, by Jen Willis

3.       Five ways you can make the primary writing moderation process less stressful, by Daisy Christodoulou


Happy reading –



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