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Do good teachers always make effective school leaders?

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Have you known excellent classroom practitioners who have failed to make the transition to successful school leadership – as middle leaders, senior leaders, or headteachers? Have you known indifferent teachers go on to be skilful and effective leaders? I've been thinking about the relationship between teaching and leading in education recently. It ...
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Assessment isn’t the big, bad wolf of education – our perception of it is the problem

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In the current education debate, I believe assessment is unfairly judged. It is easy fodder for persecution because it is misunderstood and often carries negative connotations with students, teachers, parents and the administration. Part of the problem – and I'm not sure how it happened – is that many people have come to think of assessment and tes...
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World Book Day 2018: top tweets from schools and teachers

World Book Day 2018: top tweets from schools and teachers
​Teachers across the country have battled Storm Emma, The Beast From The East and last-minute costume nightmares to make it into schools today. Why? Well, there's just nothing quite like World Book Day.  Here, we've rounded up a selection of the top tweets from schools and teachers around the country. Have we missed one? Send us your...
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MarkMHolloway
Nice post.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:16
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What research do you need to make evidence-informed decisions about edtech?

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Every year at BETT I play a little game: I go up to stalls and ask how they know whether their product makes a difference to what or how well children learn. In the past, I have been met with blank stares or told that "children just love it". This year was different, though: I was impressed by the number of companies that could talk about how resea...
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Year 6 trainee placement? No need to fear, check out our survival tips ...

Year 6 trainee placement? No need to fear, check out our survival tips ...
So, you managed to make it through your last placement, perhaps in KS1 or LKS2. The heady glow of completion, although fast becoming a distant memory, still brings a smile and sense of relief. Even if you experienced the usual wobbles along the way, you appreciate that this is all part of the learning curve; the frequent challenges of becoming a be...
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