“But my weak students struggle with it” – Why the new GCSEs are needed | missdcox

Since the start of the new GCSE specifications, I’ve heard this several times. My view on this isn’t a popular one. They ‘should’ struggle. Whether we like it or not, GCSEs are essentially a ranking of all the students that take that exam in that year. We can argue for a long time whether this … More  “But my weak students struggle with it” – Why the new GCSEs are needed | missdcox

 “But my weak students struggle with it” – Why the new GCSEs are needed | missdcox

Since the start of the new GCSE specifications, I’ve heard this several times. My view on this isn’t a popular one. They ‘should’ struggle. Whether we like it or not, GCSEs are essentially a ranking of all the students that take that exam in that year. We can argue for a long time whether this … More  “But my weak students struggle with it” – Why the new GCSEs are needed | missdcox

iPads: game changers or money paperweights? New study tells us little | Tom Bennett

‘Computer: activate holo-deck, In the Night Garden sub-routine.’ An interesting and problematic study from Northern Ireland about iPads in early-years settings hit the interweb today. Interesting because it makes some extraordinary claims about their efficacy that, if true and replicable, could revolutionise the way we teach in those settings; and problematic because  that ‘if’ has … More iPads: game changers or money paperweights? New study tells us little | Tom Bennett

“But we need to finish the course” – What if we plan NOT to complete the specification? | missdcox

On Saturday, at #SASFE17 Matt Pinkett tweeted this from session two with some sixth formers: I had planned to suggest something similar in session 3 so they beat me to it. Teachers seem to be very concerned about ‘finishing’ a course. Understandably, they want to be sure they’ve covered everything that could possibly come up in … More “But we need to finish the course” – What if we plan NOT to complete the specification? | missdcox

“But we need to finish the course” – What if we plan NOT to complete the specification? | missdcox

On Saturday, at #SASFE17 Matt Pinkett tweeted this from session two with some sixth formers: I had planned to suggest something similar in session 3 so they beat me to it. Teachers seem to be very concerned about ‘finishing’ a course. Understandably, they want to be sure they’ve covered everything that could possibly come up in … More “But we need to finish the course” – What if we plan NOT to complete the specification? | missdcox