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Five failsafe ways to help your students develop a growth mindset

Byline: Bradley BuschWhat impresses you more, natural ability or hard work? A lot of people in education and sport claim to value the importance of graft, but research suggests we could secretly hold a "'natural talent bias".In a fascinating study, Harvard University researchers told professional musicians about two pianists who were equal in curre...
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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 a...
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The Academy Question

In this week's EdExpert blog, Patrick Watson, director of the think tank The Centre for the Study of Market Reform of Education asks a straightforward question, but one without a straightforward answer: academies are here to stay, but have they genuinely succeeded in improving student outcomes?Patrick Watson, director of the think tank The Centre f...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor James Heckman

Where does he work? Heckman is an American economist currently working at the University of Chicago as the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, professor of law at the Law School, and director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development. He is also a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and a resear...
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Achieving a research-focused education profession

Many teachers struggle with the idea of connecting their own practice to the latest educational research.How many consciously set aside time to discover and digest research, browse the latest education publications and research oriented blogs or discuss research with their peers?This answer is probably - not many. Even given the many time pressures...
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