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Growing Confident Learners

I had a great time at this year’s Festival of Education.  It was great to meet and listen to so many inspirational and inspired teachers and educationalists. 14 more words

Educational Theory

Feats and Foibles 2015

I’ve come to the end of my third year teaching, and it’s time to reflect on the highs and lows of teaching middle school in Yerevan (February-June). 1,115 more words

Educational Theory

Context is King

I have been reading John Hattie’s book, Visible Learning for Teachers recently, and one take away message that has really struck me is that everything works, to some extent in terms of teaching and learning. 465 more words

Educational Leadership

Some anecdotal musings

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.
– Christopher Bond

I happened to catch Cross-Country Checkup last night on CBC Radio and I couldn’t have asked for a better topic. 1,018 more words


A shocking dose of educational reality.

This Facebook thing I saw and re-posted yesterday really hit me hard, especially in the comments it generated from my many friends who have a vested interest in public education. 542 more words


Visible Learning for Teachers - Part Two

This is the second of a series of posts reviewing the book Visible Learning for Teachers by John Hattie (The first post is available here… 1,986 more words


Why does it have to be either or?

Having started this blog with posts on different trends in education (here, here and here), it was pertinent that a recent article… 1,272 more words