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Raising the Bar

When looking up a definition on Google for “raising the bar” you will find that it states “To raise standards or expectations, especially by creating something to a higher standard.” 280 more words


Dylan Wiliam – podcast notes: everything works somewhere, nothing works everywhere

Everything works somewhere, nothing works everywhere

Dylan Wiliam is a rare breed among educationalists. A talented mathematician, former teacher and Head of Department, he is respected worldwide for bringing statistical rigour and common sense to educational research. 549 more words


Teacher, Incognito: I want to work in education, not in a corporation

In the first of our ‘Teacher, Incognito’ series we follow up on the academy debate by talking to one teacher whose school has just received some news… 436 more words

Lucy Cawkwell

Optimize Your Final Exam Studies

Students will want to use this Final Exam Organizer to optimize their study time prior to final exams: final-exam-study-plan


Blogging in the Classroom: Teacher Roles

Blogging is a powerful way for students to share their voice on a public platform. Depending on the purpose, blog posts demonstrate student understanding, allow for a virtual space to share ideas or thinking, and acts as an interactive mode to question, create and share. 548 more words


Some Thoughts On Homework

I’ve been thinking a lot about my stance on homework since returning to a classroom this year.  A lot of words have been spoken on my behalf  (chiefly “ Mr. 225 more words

Stepan Pruchnicky's Blog

Supporting children confused by current world events

It’s funny how events in my life so often seem to align along themes, or maybe that’s just my mind playing tricks on me. As classrooms around the world continue to discuss and debate the meaning of surprise events like the UK’s Brexit and Donald Trump’s election win, I’m mentoring an… 632 more words