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21 Days to form new habits? Starting 2017 the way we mean to go on!

They say that it takes 21 days (based on what Maxwell Maltz suggested) to form new habits, though new research from UCL states that the new magic time period is 66 days, but either way, in the grand scheme of things, … Continue reading

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What I Know Now…Always Start With The Children…

As with all things in school, after careful evaluation and assessment of where we are now, our Assessment for Learning policy has adapted yet again.  Last year was a year of incredible change.  I think this goes for the majority … Continue reading

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When will schools learn?

There was a very interesting discussion and debate on the teaching and learning culture in schools and how it impacts on staff morale and wellbeing on @ukedchat tonight. Discussion came up about how schools expect so much of teachers, but … Continue reading

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The “joy of the struggle”……

“So when parents say – as they often do- ‘I just want my child to be happy’, here is one of the best pieces of advice.  Help them, and get their schools to help them, to discover what it is that … Continue reading

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Teaching children ‘how’ to learn….

I have begun reading, “The Learning Powered School” by Guy Claxton, Maryl Chambers, Graham Powell and Bill Lucas.  As you can probably tell, I’m doing a lot of reading and researching around ‘learning’. Learning is central and core to everything … Continue reading

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Where did the ‘learning’ go?

Teachers are entering a brave new world. Assessment should begin looking very different to when we lived in a ‘level’s’ world. Formative assessment should interweave every lesson, where the ‘feedback’ from pupils helps teachers to deliver focused and specific lessons … Continue reading

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Teaching pupils how to give feedback…

As part of Assessment for Learning, the use of peer and self evaluation has become a standard part of classroom practice.  However, is it being done effectively and actually helping children progress in their work? Di Pardoe gave our school a … Continue reading

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