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Latest educational developments and how they affect what our children learn at school.
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Former minister: rote learning will solve our 'maths wars' - Telegraph.co.uk

Former minister: rote learning will solve our 'maths wars' - Telegraph.co.uk | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukFormer minister: rote learning will solve our 'maths wars'Telegraph.co.ukFor the last ten months the Daily Telegraph's “Make Britain Count” campaign has highlighted this country's poor performance in maths, pointing out for example ...
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Ofsted: third of five-year-olds 'not ready for school' - Telegraph

Ofsted: third of five-year-olds 'not ready for school' - Telegraph | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
Too many children are starting school lacking the basic skills needed to access full-time education, Ofsted warned today.
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Bill Moody's comment, July 10, 2013 5:54 AM
Maybe because 5 is too young to go to school? See Finland...
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Children born in summer are '13 months behind classmates' in maths, a study ... - Daily Mail

Children born in summer are '13 months behind classmates' in maths, a study ... - Daily Mail | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
Daily MailChildren born in summer are '13 months behind classmates' in maths, a study ...Daily MailThe report, produced by the Every Child a Chance Trust, studied 47,237 six and seven-year-olds who were among the weakest in their class in terms of...
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Bill Moody's comment, July 10, 2013 5:55 AM
August babies rock! Mine's August 2 so DM me for present address!
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Million youngsters remain 'Neet'

Million youngsters remain 'Neet' | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
There are still more than a million young people not in education, employment or training in England, despite a dip.
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Bill Moody's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:56 AM

This system is not catering for so many people!

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Maths unlocks young minds - New Zealand Herald

Maths unlocks young minds - New Zealand Herald | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
New Zealand HeraldMaths unlocks young mindsNew Zealand HeraldTod-Bosch says although they don't have a dedicated maths lesson, "we do very consciously make sure we have numeracy-strong activities available at all times".
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AQA | Better Maths = Better Future

AQA | Better Maths = Better Future | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
RT @bettermaths: Today on http://t.co/VHxDiDQ2: @KateBellingham...& another min of fame for Mike "tackling the 17m adults with low numeracy"...
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10 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension

10 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension | Education News Updates | Scoop.it
Written by: Neale Pitches Here are my 10 tips for teaching reading comprehension: 1. See each of your students as capable young people, merely lacking in experience – this mindset will help you (an...
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Bill Moody's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:25 PM

I also break up the activity into reading, thinking and answering. Making each activity smaller makes it more manageable for younger students.