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A beginner’s guide to Professor Andy Hargreaves

Best known for:In January 2015, Hargreaves was ranked the number six scholar with the most influence on US policy. He consults with organisations and governments all over the world and has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have gained awards. He currently serves as adviser in education to the Premier of Ontario. He is also founding...
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10 top teaching and learning tips that all NQTs should remember

by John Winwood In the chaos of your first year at the helm of a classroom, it's good to take a moment to reflect and remember what supports great teaching and learning.In fact, whether you're a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or have been marking books for decades, it's always beneficial to remind yourself of the basics. So here are my top 10 p...
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Birbalsingh, tiger teachers and the Michaela way

Teacher Katherine Birbalsingh received a standing ovation at the 2010 Conservative Party Conference, when she said:"The [education] system is broken because it keeps poor children poor." She went on to condemn a "culture of excuses, of low standards"; "the chaos of our classrooms"; and a "sea of bureaucracy".Birbalsingh has since regretted her comm...
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Confessions of an examiner

When I took my A-levels and GCSEs, I imagined them being marked by wise, Einstein lookalikes with great tufts of white hair, locked away in ivory towers. I pictured these sages ruminating over the points I had carefully laid out, raising an interested eyebrow from time to time, and often pausing to reflect on my argument. The idea of doubting ...
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10 brilliant women in education to follow on Twitter

​We've put together a list of our favourite women to follow for education news, comment, research and just general good sense. It's far from exhaustive, so please give us your recommendations in the comments below, or via @EdCentral and we'll share as many as possible@drbeckyallenBecky Allen is co-founder and chief analyst at Teacher Tapp. Until De...
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