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Author: RMG

The National Baccalaureate for England is taking shape. @NatBaccTrust

Last week, the National Baccalaureate Trust board gathered at the Edge Foundation offices to push forward with our mission.  We’re due to update our website very soon but already natbacctrust.org provides lots of useful information.  In particular, this is useful background http://www.natbacctrust.org/about-the-nbfe/  Scroll down to read our FAQs and follow some of the links for further information. At … Continue reading...

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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; for some students this level of abstraction is incredibly difficult.   The idea that a letter … Continue reading...

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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, the word ‘taxonomy’ is most closely associated with the prefix, ‘Bloom’s’. As every teacher knows, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a triangle with ‘knowledge’ The post Didau’s Taxonomy appeared first on David Didau: The Learning Spy. Didau’s...

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KS2 Writing: Moderated & Unmoderated Results

After the chaos of last year’s writing assessment arrangements, there have been many questions hanging over the results, one of which has been the difference between the results of schools which had their judgements moderated, and those which did not. When the question was first raised, I was doubtful that it would show much difference. Indeed,...

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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 presented a session on the ‘rules’ needed to make a play work in the classroom or on the stage. These ‘rules’...

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