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Please Don’t Just Give Teachers Curriculum Documents and Resources

The latest flavour of the month to reduce workload is giving teachers curriculum documents and resources, to save them time and energy.  Produce them centrally; share or sell them to the masses and workload will be significantly reduced.  Another magic bullet has been fired … and will miss the target. Continue reading

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Teaching Phonics is Only a Start; Fluency and Comprehension Required

TeacherTapp’s revelation that reading every day by primary school teacher was not as common as I thought has spurred me on with respect to reading, as an entitlement, at our two primary academies.  In a previous blog post, actions taken at St Mary’s to overcome reading difficulties that impacted upon comprehension across the curriculum were shared. Continue reading

Cognitive Load Theory Updated; 20 Years On – Implications for Teachers and Teaching

This is the second part of a post; the first part is: Cognitive Load Theory Updated; 20 Years On – Our Cognitive Architecture (with a downloadable resource by Oliver Caviglioli – see below).  Continue reading

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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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