Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lucy Powell comes out from the shadows… and into a very tough job

Chris Husbands.  There’s currently some controversy about whether teachers should – or should not – ask children to put their hands up to answer classroom questions. My IOE colleague Dylan Wiliam has argued that they shouldn’t – the teacher should

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Learning together: crossing the language barrier with bilingual pupils

Li Wei.  “What do I do when all my pupils speak different languages that I don’t understand myself, even though I speak several languages already?” This is a question I was once asked by an experienced teacher who was getting

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Posted in Teaching

The power of talk: how teaching assistants can boost pupils’ independence and learning

 Rob Webster, Paula Bosanquet and Julie Radford.  Schools are increasingly using research evidence to inform their strategic and day-to-day practice. A key resource is the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit. Consistently top of the EEF’s list of ‘what works’

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Posted in Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching

Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

Praveetha Patalay. A few mischievous children acting out in a classroom and disrupting an entire lesson is a common scenario that teachers deal with. However, trouble-making children who hit out and misbehave are not only disruptive to teachers and classrooms,

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching

Migration stories: views from the inside

Julia Brannen. Being a migrant is a process and not simply a status. Migrants are more than cheap labour; they also have family lives. Fathers and Sons: Generations, Families and Migration is based on an Economic and Social Research Council

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy
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