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Possibly useful History resource?

With the significant changes coming into the primary history curriculum from September, I am aware that I have several gaps in my own subject knowledge and know of many colleagues who feel similarly. 135 more words

Primary

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direct instruction: the evidence

A discussion on Twitter raised a lot of questions about working memory and the evidence supporting direct instruction cited by Kirschner, Sweller and Clark. I couldn’t answer in 140 characters, so here’s my response. 639 more words

Education

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The Butler Education Act: 70 Years On

The Butler Education Act became legislation 70 years ago this week. This important Act made education free for all and established our system based on local education authorities. 1,198 more words

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Pedagogy Postcard #18: Problem Solving: Playing Detective

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. 1,486 more words

Pedagogy Postcards

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Proclaiming the Irreducible-Teacher-Core

In the two previous blogs (here and here), I explored what makes an effective teacher….but this has pretty much transmogrified (see @Calvinn_Hobbes) into there is an irreducible core of teacher. 217 more words

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A simple theory of writing @learningspy

This has been bubbling away on my mental back burner for a while now and is, I think, pretty neat. But I get a bit over excited about these sorts of things and am often mistaken. 26 more words

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