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Expanding our teaching repertoire: why is it so important and so bloody difficult? - Erica McWilliam -

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Moving from the "Sage on the Stage" and the "Guide on the Side" to the "Meddler in the Middle". Reasons for this movement and research to show why it can be difficult for teachers to change.

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Great "skills" to focus on any time of the school year: critical researching, meaningful work, follow passions and explore teachers' resources.

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Evidence-based education is dead — long live evidence-informed education: Thoughts on Dylan Wiliam - Tom Bennett - Blog - Tom Bennett - TES Community

Evidence-based education is dead — long live evidence-informed education: Thoughts on Dylan Wiliam - Tom Bennett - Blog - Tom Bennett - TES Community | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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Instead of extremes, let's explore the grey area a little more. Individual contexts are so important before sweeping conclusions can be made.

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Teaching Research: What Happens When Students Research With Physical Texts

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Teaching Research: What Happens When Students Research With Physical Texts
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Importance of physical text and kinetics of marking it important for understanding.

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