Simon Sinek, in one of his excellent presentations about communities and culture, says the following:
What’s a community? What’s a culture? It’s a group of people with a common set of values and beliefs…when we’re surrounded by people who believe what we believe, something remarkable happens. Trust emerges…as a group, we’re pretty damn amazing. And the reason is that we all have our certain…
I have blogged twice before about assessment in the new national curriculum (here and here) and looking back at those two posts now it seems high time for an update. We’ve moved on quite some way and we are now implementing our assessment without levels system (or AWOL, as our Head of Science seems intent on calling it) across the school.
We haven’t been using National Curriculum levels…
Learn about the power of “yet” with Janelle Monae! Part of our new season, starting 9/15! Watch the preview: http://bit.ly/1qFK8kS
So Growth Mindset it hurts!
— Clara Oswald (via montywest)
Like all good teachers, Clara Oswald is inspired by her students (albeit probably not in the way she’d hoped.)
Back in March I blogged about becoming a growth mindset school following our staff launch event. Since that time we have been very busy preparing to roll out the ethos to the whole school. Here’s what we’ve been up to, and what we’re planning for September…
Re-branding the school
Our old school motto was “Developing Potential to the Full” – a noble idea full of good intentions. However, as John…
The first post on this blog, in December 2012, was a tirade against the English Baccalaureate Certificates proposed by the then education secretary Michael Gove. In my first foray into the blogosphere, I was furious with the proposalfor two-year linear courses assessed only by terminal exams, awarded numerical grades, only available in selected subjects and accessible only to some students.…
TenEighty Magazine launch their first physical copy at Summer in the City 2014, featuring exclusive interviews with dual cover stars Louise Pentland from SprinkleOfGlitter, and Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs.
A limited run of copies are available to purchase online.
Bat For Lashes - Sleep Alone (Live On Jools Holland)
I keep coming back to this as the defining Bat for Lashes song. Stunning.
Throwing Muses. Live review of a show at Maxwells (Hoboken, New Jersey), 2nd September 1989. Written by Chris Roberts and published on Melody Maker, 23rd September 1989 issue.
The picture of Tanya Donelly is from a show at Burberries in Birmingham (UK) -during the Throwing Muses / Pixies UK-European tour-, 26th April 1988; by Phil Nicholls.
|teacher:||alright fold your papers in half|
|entire class:||hot dog or hamburger|
I’ve always had a big problem with grouping students by ability. The Sutton Trust EEF Toolkit shows that ability grouping, setting or streaming has a negative impact on student attainment.
Ability grouping slows progress down
One of the first blogs I read and favourited when I began exploring the online educational world was Kenny Pieper’s Setting by ability: why? which used Ed Baines’ chapter on…