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Some days I honestly don't think I can do this job for another 4 terms. I had such a shocking lesson with my aforementioned year 10s today. The sort of crazy lesson I haven't had in months. They ca...
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Bleeuuugh

Some days I honestly don't think I can do this job for another 4 terms. I had such a shocking lesson with my aforementioned year 10s today. The sort of crazy lesson I haven't had in months. They ca...
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What is the purpose of teaching English?

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Whenever I see this poster, I am reminded of what we have lost sight of in the English education system. Progressives continually tell themselves that by making learning ‘relevant’ and ‘engaging’ f...
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I Was Totally Blown Away By Singapore's Skyscraper Infinity Pool

I Was Totally Blown Away By Singapore's Skyscraper Infinity Pool | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
Swimming on the 57th floor.
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economics-of-war-and-peace.pdf

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The Myth of Progress Within Lessons

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My heckles are risen so I need to post this and post it quick.  Let me nail my colours to the mast here and make a bold, unequivocal statement: There is no such thing as progress within lessons.  T...
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Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots | Zero Hedge

Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots | Zero Hedge | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
H. L. Mencken correctly observed: "Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man.
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Red Bull Slammed After Winners Of 'VIP Trip' Wind Up On A Nightmare Vacation To Belgium

Red Bull Slammed After Winners Of 'VIP Trip' Wind Up On A Nightmare Vacation To Belgium | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
Had to share a single hotel bed.
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The effect of ‘affect’ on learning and performance « The Learning Spy

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How we set up the Class set of iPads

How we set up the Class set of iPads | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
The prospect of having a class set of iPads is exciting, from getting the green light and shopping around to the arrival and unpacking all those brand spanking new iPads.
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Out and About: Universal Studios | ComicLife.com

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Will at Work Learning: People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really?

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Fun with Reading | Scottish Book Trust

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Can Repetitive Exercises Actually Feed the Creative Process? | MindShift

Can Repetitive Exercises Actually Feed the Creative Process? | MindShift | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
Flickr:Svintus2010 By Holly Korbey In Sherri Scott’s first grade class, the daily "main lesson" pages students work on -- essentially their handmade t
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Ofsted head criticises teachers who try to fool inspectors with 'frenetic' lessons - Telegraph

Ofsted head criticises teachers who try to fool inspectors with 'frenetic' lessons - Telegraph | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
The head of Ofsted has criticised teachers who attempt to “pull the wool” over inspectors’ eyes by laying on “frenetic” lessons to try to impress them.
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How does OFSTED help failing schools?

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“We must play the game.”For almost two years, my school was in ‘Special Measures’, Ofsted’s category for failing schools. A number of blogs I have read over the past few weeks really struck a chord...
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Earth Rights Institute - Alanna Hartzok

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Corporate Profits Are Eating the Economy

Corporate Profits Are Eating the Economy | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
In the last 30 years, there has been a great divergence between growth and workers' incomes
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Subsidising the banking sector - Positive Money

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Subsidising the Banking Sector Are banks really the powerhouse of the UK economy? Or could they be some of the most heavily-subsidised businesses in the world?
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Why do so many teachers leave teaching? « The Learning Spy

Why do so many teachers leave teaching? « The Learning Spy | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
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We're so well educated – but we're useless

We're so well educated – but we're useless | Wordpress Scoops | Scoop.it
Students have lost the ability to do anything practical. The only thing we've mastered is consumption
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Matthew effect (education) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Matthew effect in education was described by Keith Stanovich based on the Matthew effect in sociology. It derives its name from a passage (Matthew 25:29) in the New Testament: "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."[1]

Stanovich used the term to describe a phenomenon that has been observed in research on how new readers acquire the skills to read: early success in acquiring reading skills usually leads to later successes in reading as the learner grows, while failing to learn to read before the third or fourth year of schooling may be indicative of lifelong problems in learning new skills. This is because children who fall behind in reading would read less, increasing the gap between them and their peers. Later, when students need to "read to learn" (where before they were learning to read), their reading difficulty creates difficulty in most other subjects. In this way they fall further and further behind in school, dropping out at a much higher rate than their peers.

In the words of Keith Stanovich (Adams, 1990, pp. 59–60):[2]

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How can iPads impact on learning?

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Exciting News! The new school year has started and Davyhulme are equipped with a class set of Ipads. Mr Parkinson is leading the project and coverin
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Who do you think you are? - comment - TES

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A3_Reading_Poster_Final.pdf

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Find the time for slow education - News - TES

An approach inspired by the Slow Food movement focuses on bringing out children’s natural curiosity. Irena Barker reports
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