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The 'too many cooks' and 'many hands' dilemma for our schools

Schools will change their structures from time to time. Reporting lines may change, or a new position can be added, which is intended to support the school’s overall improvement. 526 more words


What makes a happy school?

What makes all humans happy?

How about feeling:

  • you belong
  • you’re appreciated
  • you’re approach will be supported
  • and you’re important.

The factory gets everyone down… 635 more words


Building a Better Dinosaur, or: Trying too Hard

I might be over enthusiastic about my entry ticket into the classroom. I could hold really simple and predictable lessons using the text book, work book and teacher’s guide book. 395 more words


Homework; is it really worth it?

Late last month, a UK secondary school abolished ‘traditional’ homework in favour of allowing their students to select ‘appropriate’ tasks listed on the school’s website; with each homework task completed, pupils are eligible to receive a prize. 266 more words

Lucy Cawkwell

Embracing Failure in Education

“I think and think for months. For years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”

Who said that? Albert Einstein. No one likes failure and no one is  failure-proof. 438 more words


Rubric 3.0- Focusing on Feedback

This week in CEP 813, I really  enjoyed exploring and learning about various types of feedback practices and their significance in the learning process. I continued revising the previous version of my… 79 more words


#EdTech makes no significant difference

Teachers like me, who are keen on the potential of educational technology to change schools are often the first to say “it’s not the technology that’s important, it’s what you do with it.” 629 more words