Malvern 2017 – Faith, Belief and Nation Building | Tracey Francis

What sort of Britain do we want to build for the 21st Century   The presentations at Malvern 2017 were in the form of 15 minute ‘think pieces’ and were designed to stimulate further discussion and debate. The topics and question covered by our keynote thinks touched on the following insights and questions, which then … More Malvern 2017 – Faith, Belief and Nation Building | Tracey Francis

Epiphaneia Archive: Envisioning Education: Parents as Partners or Primary? | Matthew Livermore

The Scholars Blog by Todd Wedel At times visual media gives insight into the dominant symbols of a position or issue, helping us to see the meanings behind the debate. So it is with the contrasting visions of education embodied in Common Core and The Academy, seen clearly in two videos, one advocating Common Core … More Epiphaneia Archive: Envisioning Education: Parents as Partners or Primary? | Matthew Livermore

False profits, and why representation matters at researchED | Tom Bennett

I think it’s important, once in a while, to write about what researchED stands for.  It’s important to continually define ourselves, in order not to be misrepresented or misunderstood. Recently some people have asked me where researchED stands on a number of issues, and I am glad to do so. One of these is representation … More False profits, and why representation matters at researchED | Tom Bennett

Spinning Plates | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

When we see colleagues, perhaps via social media or from stories in the staff room, everything can seem to be great for them. They are uploading resources to TES, emailing people their newly written SoWs, offering to help moderate essays via email,… plus they have a few young kids, a partner, they still go on … More Spinning Plates | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Assumption is the mother of all… | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Penn: Ryback’s gone, Dane.  Travis Dane: Did you see the body? Assumption is the mother of all F*&% UPS! Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) It can be easy to assume many things. Doing this in schools, like for those up against Steven Seagal, find out that it generally ends up badly.  This is one … More Assumption is the mother of all… | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Why knowing keywords is essential for learning | missdcox

Since I started teaching, I have always given my GCSE students lists of keywords. This was initially because the spec that I’ve taught, includes a keyword definition questions, totalling 10% of the marks. Students needed to know (ideally the exam board) definitions to answer the simple questions at the start. It would have been foolish … More Why knowing keywords is essential for learning | missdcox

Why knowing keywords is essential for learning | missdcox

Since I started teaching, I have always given my GCSE students lists of keywords. This was initially because the spec that I’ve taught, includes a keyword definition questions, totalling 10% of the marks. Students needed to know (ideally the exam board) definitions to answer the simple questions at the start. It would have been foolish … More Why knowing keywords is essential for learning | missdcox