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Very important new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 7 years after graduation men and women with A* in GCSE maths earn £7,000 more than those with an A in GCSE...

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The long term value of an A* grade in GCSE Maths
29th May 2018

The A-Level Mindset

This new book has been receiving some strong reviews and recommendations in the EduTwittersphere so I thoughtI would post a couple of links.

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The A-Level Mindset

The former FT journalist Lucy Kellaway has reached the end of term and here she reflects on how she - and the remainder of her Now Teach colleagues - are...

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Lucy Kellaway writes her own end of term report

Watching a movie featuring an inspiring role model made it more likely that Ugandan school students would pass their national exams and get into university. Female students saw the biggest...

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Student exam performance inspired by Queen of Katwe movie

The Economist ran a feature this week on the rise of randomised controlled trials in many UK schools and college. A growing number of schools now have their own dedicated...

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The Big Classroom Experiment

The majority of teachers have excellent knowledge of their students, with or without the data - so argues Tom Sherrington in this article that offers sage advice on improving the...

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Assessment - relying less on data and more on teachers’ judgment

I quite like the idea of no emails until 11am. How many schools for example have banned staff emails anytime after 8pm in the evening? (Coda: I work in a...

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10 simple ways to be more productive at work

Here is a recording given a few days ago by Bradley Busch at our school's education society on the Science of Learning.

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Bradley Busch talks about the Science of Learning
18th January 2018

Making feedback count

Over on the Teacherhead blog, Tom Sherrington provides advice on five ways to give effective feedback to students.

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Making feedback count

Less that one in five Year 12 students taking A-Level courses in 2017/18 are being required to take an AS exam in their chosen subject, according to an online poll of A-Level...

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The Death of AS? Schools and Colleges Rush Towards Fully Linear
15th January 2018

How to think, in 8 easy steps:

Tim Harford provides a timely and succinct review of Howard Jacobs's new book - the eight point plan could make for a good short tutorial discussion.

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How to think, in 8 easy steps:
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Brilliant from Tommy Seagull who I am delighted to count as a former pupil. "If you teach a child to debate, you give that child the power not to be...

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If you teach a child to debate, you give that child the power not to be ignored

A hat tip to Ben White for spotting this great short message from Will Smith on how failure helps people recognise the areas where they need to evolve. 

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Will Smith’s lesson on failure

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon." One of the most powerful short speeches I have heard in...

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Oprah's Speech - Assembly Ready?

Soft skills such as a willingness to collaborate, curiousity and emotional intelligence may now trump a heavy reliance on STEM qualifications according to this article on Google's revised hiring criteria...

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Google focuses on soft skills when hiring
30th December 2017

GCSE Revision Walls

A number of teachers active on Twitter have been sharing photos of their GCSE History revision walls - I wanted to share them with you! An effective way of disseminating...

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GCSE Revision Walls

The Xmas holidays have arrived and I was taken by this tweet from staff at Barr Beacon school who have putt down on paper some of the things they do...

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Barr Beacon's Blueprint for Teacher Wellbeing

Alex Quigley, Director of Learning and Research at Huntington Secondary School, York offers his selection of the 10 ten online education articles published during 2017.

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Top Ten Online Education Articles of 2017

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