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“How can I get them to trust me?” The million-dollar question at the heart of teaching

Rob Webster. Sometimes it’s not just the victory; it’s the manner of the victory. Just last month, London teacher (and IOE alumna), Andria Zafirakou, beat more than 30,000 entrants to win the Varkey Foundation’s annual Global Teacher prize. Leading the tributes,

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We need to talk about subjects – and to know what great subject-specific professional development looks like

Philippa Cordingley and Toby Greany. We need to talk about how teachers become expert – not just at teaching, but at teaching across different subjects. All too often in education we get side-tracked by debates about issues such as high

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, International comparisons, Leadership and management, Teachers, Uncategorized

Could We Get the Best Teachers into the Most Deprived Schools?

Sam Sims In a recent IOE London blog post, Professor Becky Francis highlighted wide and persistent gaps in GCSE attainment and university entry rates between rich and poor pupils. This follows the recent Social Mobility Commission report, which argued that

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Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 5 – Muslims, education and citizenship; teacher retention

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies have appeared over the past few weeks. Muslims, education and citizenship Given the present turbulent and divisive environment, how should a new Government approach

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, Teachers

Pupil disruption in the classroom: what is the real picture?

Andrew Jenkins.  A favourable classroom climate – essentially one in which there is a well-ordered and calm environment – is likely to be conducive to learning and therefore important for pupil progress. Conversely, disruption in the classroom will hamper student

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Posted in International comparisons, Teachers, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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