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Mediocrity – The Way to Go

We are all exhorted to strive for excellence these days, but as you’ve probably noticed, not a lot of people are getting there.

The problem with the inspirational guru-speak and universal calls to action with which we are bombarded each day is that, though some might be given a nudge towards excellence (whatever that is), most of us are stuck with who we are. 75 more words


Why kick off isn't always met with optimism

Our editor’s column says it’s not all positivity and good will for some as the season starts again 508 more words


The Astrology of Underachievement

So there is someone on the periphery of my life, a loved one of a loved one, who irks our mutual loved one because he believes that she is an underachiever. 2,384 more words

Poorer children perceived as less able by teachers

10th June 2015

Yesterday, 9th June 2015, The Guardian published an article drawing on recent research from the University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education.  This research found that teachers often perceive pupils from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds as less able than their peers and, as a result, they may be unconsciously marked down in internal assessments at school.   154 more words

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Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners in Inclusive Settings Conclusion (Review of Related Literature: Trends and Issues in Gifted Education)


Our group has collated 24 articles about competitiveness and underachievement of gifted learners, and the effects of pressure of parents on them. We’ve found out that competitions give negative and positive effects on gifted learners. 396 more words

Economic costs of underachievement at school

Last week the Guardian published an article identifying the economic costs of current underachievement in school.  The research, based on work undertaken by the OECD, found that the UK economy could be boosted by ‘billions of pounds a year’ if underachievement amongst youngsters at schools was reduced. 189 more words

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Speed dating takes sharing good practice to a new level

 Good practice

Last week the staff at Upton shared their good practice through the medium of speed dating. Thanks to the excellent PowerPoint provided by the teacher tool kit ( 5,488 more words