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‘What does it mean to teach, to learn, to remember the Holocaust?’

Andy Pearce This year, on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New York Times poignantly announced the ‘Holocaust is Fading From Memory’. Referring to a study commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the newspaper reported a

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

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

Lesson study: new evaluation did not do this valuable type of teacher development justice

Sarah Seleznyov, with members of the Collaborative Lesson Research Group*. “If there is no impact on teaching and learning, then that (intervention) is not lesson study”.  (Akihiko Takahashi at a workshop in London, 7 December 2017) Having looked forward to

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Research into practice: a 5-point checklist

Chris Brown.  Last week, delegates to the American Educational Research Association held its enormous annual conference in Washington DC. Engaging with research and evidence as part of effective professional teacher development is an obvious topic for such a gathering of teachers, academics,

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Posted in Leadership and management, Research matters, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

London Festival of Education: vibrant, unpredictable, so much more exciting than golf

Chris Husbands I remember an occasion early in my teaching career when I went to try to see my headteacher at the end of a school day. His secretary (there were no PAs in those days) told me that he

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Posted in Education policy, ICT in education, Leadership and management, Schools, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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