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5 Lessons teachers can steal from the movies

Just a lighthearted blog for the end of half term. These are some lessons about teaching from the movies.

Kindergarten Cop – Own up to your mistakes. 139 more words


On observations and grades

This post falls under the heading of “things I’m not sure if I should write about but have wanted to for a long time so here goes anyway”. 1,085 more words


Faithful Preacher

Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

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The Bible

Socratic Method(s)

Consider the following letter to the editor from the well-known philosopher Simon Blackburn:

“Sir, I was a member of the then sub-faculty of philosophy in Oxford some 30 years ago when the chairman received a letter from the administration asking us to detail innovations in teaching methods we had recently made.

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More on Tethered Choice in the High-Stakes Classroom

A recent post, Navigating Choice Reading with High-Stakes Accountability in Mind, has resonated on several levels, although primarily among Advanced Placement teachers. I want here to continue to examine how ELA teachers in all types of courses can effectively implement choice despite high-stakes testing demands as well as other constraints of bureaucracy and programs. 1,672 more words