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Is Growth Mindset the new Brain Gym?

Earlier this month, an article on the Guardian website told us the following:

Schools and teachers across the world have embraced Carol Dweck’s theory of…

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paceni reblogged this on Pace N.Ireland Education Weblog and commented:

The Parental Alliance for Choice in Education blogged about the flaw in Carol Dweck and Jo Boaler's research on December 13th, 2016 https://wp.me/pateI-K5. Dweck and Boaler were forwarded the critique and invited to respond. No replies have been received. Carol Dweck is obviously feeling the heat as evidenced here http://mindsetscholarsnetwork.org/growth-mindset-firm-foundation-still-building-house/ It seems to have escaped the attention of the author of Scenes from the Battleground.

Progress 8 - another attack on working-class schools

Progress 8 was supposed to be fair. It has become just another way of hammering schools with the most disadvantaged students.

Its designers clearly took care to avoid some of the problems with counting 5 A*-Cs, which often led to a concentration on C-to-D borderline students. 710 more words

Accountability Pressures

Grammar lessons

Last year the government set out proposals to expand the number of grammar schools across England representing a significant shift in the education system. Such a change means costs and benefits, and there would be winners and losers writes… 1,246 more words


More south coast woes?

What is it about the south coast of England that seems to affect the learning of a disproportionate percentage of children? Today’s data from the DfE on coasting schools at Key Stage 2 contains a higher than expected number of south coast local authorities with a high than the national average percentage of their schools seen as coasting.   451 more words


Grammars 'will not boost poorest pupils' science grades' | BBC News

Top scientists fear plans for more grammar schools in England will not help disadvantaged pupils.

Read the full story on the BBC website: Grammars ‘will not boost poorest pupils’ science grades’ | BBC News


Discipline, love and the big cup of tea analogy

Reading time: 5 enjoyable minutes

I love analogies- especially ones that just keep on giving. A good one can provide clarity to a much misunderstood topic, so stick with me as I compare teaching to a cup of tea. 877 more words

E.D. Hirsch Jr. is powerless to challenge direct instruction

Why E.D. Hirsch’s particular brand of “science” is powerless to challenge direct instruction

Dr Hugh Morrison (The Queen’s University of Belfast )

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