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What is pedagogy and why does it matter?

  The quality of the teaching workforce and the teaching practice in classrooms is one of the biggest levers we have for improving student outcomes. Even after accounting for prior student learning and family background, research suggests that teacher quality is an important factor in student achievement. So, it follows, that energy, resources...
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What are your hopes for education in 2019?

Our education professionals share their hopes for education in 2019.
The end of a year is a great time for reflection, but it's also a good chance to dream big about what we want for the year ahead (as our trail of fad diets and unread classic books can attest). There are plenty of challenges facing education in 2019 – funding cuts, a new inspection framework and wellbeing will high on many people's lists of concern...
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We must design some ethical guidelines around using and conducting research in schools

I've recently begun to think about whether the school research/evidence community has a shared understanding of the similarities and differences between research, quality improvement and evidence-based practice (EBP). This is a critical issue because if schools and school leaders are not fully aware of the similarities and differences, there's a re...
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Twitter NQT surgery: the secrets of a productive summer

It's summer! For teachers, that means the holidays are either incredibly close or already here (for a lucky few). But for those on either side of their NQT year, it may not be the most relaxing time. If you've just wrapped up your final term as an NQT, you may be looking towards September with a mixture of excitement and apprehension as increa...
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Twitter NQT surgery: how to use research in the classroom

Evidence-based practice is important for teachers at all stages in their career. We all want the approaches and innovations we use to be the ones that have the greatest impact on our young people – and we don't want to waste our precious time and energy on teaching strategies and interventions that just don't work. But there is a lot of education r...
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