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The Missing Feedback Link #GreatTeaching

When it comes to feedback, there has been lots of blogs about feedback to pupils – written and verbal and in lesson responsive teaching. There have been fewer about how feedback can help improve an aspect of a teacher’s classroom practice in terms of their subject pedagogical knowledge.

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Happie Nu Yeer Tu U

Writing is a code for sound; as ever it’s not quite that simple.  You’ve probably read the title, know what I mean but also realise that it just looks “plane rong”.  We have both sound and word representations in our minds.  In experienced readers’ minds phonology (word sounds) and spellings (orthography) work individually and together; in experienced readers this is a rapid, automatic and mutually reinforcing process. Continue reading

What Cognitive Science Can Teaching Us About the Reading Mind

Every now and again you come across a book that is an absolute gem; The Reading Mind by Daniel T. Willingham has captured my attention over the last few weeks.  In attempting to provide some leadership to develop literacy across the school I’ve realised the limits of my knowledge.  Reading has helped; in fact reading helps us all develop our knowledge. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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Getting the behaviour of students right, in the class room, is the challenge for every teacher. This simple planner will take you through the main stages required to help you achieve a purposeful learning envionment

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Education for Wisdom

Why the four knowledge dimensions (covering knowledge and skills) and a moral compass are at the heart of an outstanding education.

When Feedback Met Bloom

A look at the power of Feedback to students using Bloom's four knowledge dimensions

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