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A beginner's guide to Professor Stephen Machin

Where does he work?Stephen Machin is currently a professor of Economics at University College London. He also works at the London School of Economics, where he serves as the director of the Centre for Economic Performance. He gained a PhD from the University of Warwick for his thesis on the impact of trade unions on economic performance. Quick fact...
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Six behaviours teachers should praise to help pupils build a growth mindset

Byline: Bradley BuschAsk someone about growth mindset, and the majority of people will be able to tell you that it is different from a fixed mindset. We've blogged previously about the best way to capture people's attention and desire for developing their mindset, as well as why it's best not to overstate the benefits. But what people really want t...
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Is it urgent or important? A new teachers' guide to the psychology of time management

Let's start with the bad news: now that you're a teacher, your to-do list will never be complete. Ever. Part of the deal with having a job that's so important is that you will also have so many demands on your time that working 24/7 wouldn't be enough. It's imperative, then, that you master the art of effective time management early. You can only w...
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Testing times ...

A report from the Education Select Committee, published in May 2017, criticised assessment in primary schools, saying its close link to school accountability is creating a "high-stakes" system that is harming teaching and learning.The group of cross-party MPs confirmed what many primary school teachers have been saying for a long time: that the new...
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Education experts reveal their dream policies

We spoke to education experts to hear their dream policies (with the proviso that they couldn't include "more funding"!).'A fee-free route to QTS for teaching assistants'Recruitment and retention are a major headache for school leaders, and we need to encourage different routes into teaching. Many teaching assistants (TAs) are graduates and ma...
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