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Teacherhead-consulting in action

I’m pleased to say that teacherhead-consulting is now up and running.  If you are interested in the kind of support I can provide, here is a run down of some of the work I’ve done in the last two months. If you would like to...

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What’s the point of school?

In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker argues that “education is a technology that tries to make up for what the human mind is innately bad at.” Schools have only ever existed in cultures where culturally specific knowledge has...

Teacherhead-consulting in action

I’m pleased to say that teacherhead-consulting is now up and running.  If you are interested in the kind of support I can provide, here is a run down of some of the work I’ve done in the last two months. If you would like to...

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10 Blogs for Great Teaching

A blogger-friend told me recently that most of his top blogs have numbers in them: 10 ways to do this; 10 ideas for that; 7 tools for making life easy – that kind of thing.  Why?  I guess it’s because we want our online material...

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Sweet Algebra. A model.

I’ve spent the last two years teaching maths – to Year & and Year 10.  Finding a good model to help students grabble with algebra has often been a sticking point, especially once we started performing operations on letters;...

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Didau’s Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the science of classification. As such it’s useful for ordering items within a domain into different categories. Contrary to popular understanding, a taxonomy is not a system for developing hierarchies. In education,...

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Proper Acting for Proper Teachers

Here are the slides from my talk at the ResearchEd English and MFL conference on Saturday 1st April, at the University Examination Schools: Proper Acting for Proper Teachers PDF A jaunt through some essential drama teaching I...

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