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Author Archives: John Taylor
This is a cross post from Ramblings of a Teacher Having posted this: Gove is realising that the NC is a very blunt tool for achieving his (not all unreasonable) intentions. But blunt tools do much damage! — Michael Tidd more »
This is a cross post from educatingbrentwood The current Secretary of State for Education and I share two characteristics. We are both parents and neither of us has any professional experience in education. One of us likes to inform our understanding more »
From Labour supporting teacher and blogger Michael Tidd A couple of things in the last week have come to my attention via Twitter, both of which have made me think about what I am looking for from the shadow Secretary more »
From Sam Freedman; Director of Research and Impact @TeachFirst and ex-advisor to Michael Gove. Over the past few decades insights from behavioural economics have become commonplace. The age of the rational actor is dead; everyone knows now that we’re all more »
From Emma Ann-Hardy This year I attended my first NUT conference and I found the whole experience incredibly enlightening. I was surprised by how much of what was reported in the media bore little resemblance to the actual debates taking more »
From Ross McGill @TeacherToolkit There are many teachers across the country who are disregarding DfE models of practice promoted via The National College, the abolished TDA and the Institute of Education and so on. Out of the estimated 0.9 million more »
From English teacher and blogger @data_fiend Evidence based ideas in education has been a hot topic over the past week or so – and not before time, in my opinion. Whenever new ideas are brought forward, some teachers will always more »
Bring on the Trojan Mice This is the keynote address from Kevin Bartle to Pedagoo London on Saturday 2nd March. He explains his thoughts on why so many top-down initiatives foisted on teachers with the aim of improving the quality more »
Maggie Jones on why Education Ministers must deal with the negative social impact of their schools policies Tonight will see the first major speech by new Lords Education Minister, Lord Nash. He has chosen to speak on academies and free more »
By Education blogger Andrew Old January 20, 2013 Apologies for the length of this post, particularly as it is just an opinion piece, but I thought it worth giving plenty of background before I launched into a rant about something more »