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What are your hopes for education in 2019?

Sparkler burning and being held with two fingers. 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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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Barak Rosenshine

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Best known for: Iimage source: Baltimore Curriculum Project Rosenshine's research has contributed significantly to understanding the effectiveness of various instructional methods, which culminated in his identification of 10 principles of effective instruction. Quick facts: Born: 1930, Chicago, Illinois Deceased: May 2017, Urbana, Illinois Na...
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Dear students, thank you for being so wonderful that I forget about the stress and enjoy my career

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Dear students, Thank you. You may not know it, but you're fantastic. As the teacher, it is my job to create an environment that's as conducive to learning as possible. This may include considering seating arrangements, presentation of material, my attitude in class, how I handle discipline etc and, as much as I consider all of these aspects of the ...
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What is pedagogy and why does it matter?

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  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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I nearly left teaching after the first term – 30 years on, here’s my advice for those considering quitting

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Growing up, the only thing I ever wanted to do was to be a teacher. I loved my subject, English, and wanted a career that let me continue to read and discuss, think and learn, and convey my enthusiasm for my subject to others. As a child I played "school" with my dolls and my friends and always took the teacher role. I completed a PGCE after m...
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