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Just Trying to be Better Than Yesterday
Know It, Show It
Learning Stuff About Stuff
Literacy Adviser, The
Pasi Sahlberg Blog
Professor Mark Priestley
School Leadership - A Scottish Perspective
Schools are banning smartphones – here’s an argument for why they shouldn’t
1 DAY AGO - “The time has come to ban cellphones in the classroom”. Wait, wait, but “A blanket ban on Expand
Reading and Naval Gazing
26/07/2018 - There was a time when I’d quite happily pack up old books and take them to the charity shop. Expand
Reading for pleasure is not merely about the reading for pleasure.
26/06/2018 - Reading ‘Why Baseball Matters’ by Susan Jacobs recently, I was struck by the writer’s concern for Expand
Learning styles are a myth and I am not an auditory learner
17/06/2018 - I switched on Radio 6 this morning, and the track they were playing had a drum sound which caught Expand
Testing Times for Scotland
24/05/2018 - These are not high stakes tests; there will be no 'pass or fail' and no additional workload for Expand
Interview in Folha de Sao Paulo
23/04/2018 - This is an interview by Fábio Takahashi in Folha de Sao Paulo (in Portuguese) on 23 April 2018 Expand
A short post -So what exactly are we developing on development days?
14/03/2018 - Here’s where I am on teacher education after nineteen years of teaching. If you have, on average, Expand
Interview: Teachers need a sense of mission, empathy and leadership
01/03/2018 - In December 2017, at the Online Education Berlin, I sat down for coffee with Zoey Zhang. Zhuoying Expand
Running Order
25/02/2018 - I am just back from a run. It was not very fast and it was not very far and I … More
PedagooGoliath: Pretty Shining People
03/09/2018 - On Saturday I had the great pleasure to attend the latest, and first Pedagoo event of the new Expand
A research- aware profession? It’s not so easy.
16/07/2018 - I think one of the greatest problems we’ve seen in teaching has been the apparent disconnect Expand
Is There a Better Way to Run Parents Evenings?
20/06/2018 - I don’t mind admitting that I’ve always really enjoyed Parents Evenings. Meeting the adult behind Expand
Developing metacognition and self-regulation in learners, of all ages
12/06/2018 - Ahead of a session with Rachel Lofthouse and the CollectivEd1, the mentoring and coaching hub Expand
What really matters in school leadership?
01/05/2018 - Last week, I was invited to give a 'keynote' presentation for the Association of Headteachers and Expand
Yin and Yang, golf and leadership
19/04/2018 - Being a leader, whether it be of a school, or any other type of organisation, can be both Expand
Where next for Curriculum for Excellence?
13/03/2018 - Today, I took part in a seminar in Edinburgh which focused on Scotland's curriculum and the Expand
Kids, smart phones and what to do with them?
01/03/2018 - Should kids use their smart phones in schools? This question divides not only teachers and pupils Expand
Evidence informed, or something else?
23/02/2018 - Last night I had the pleasure of attending a seminar at Edinburgh University's School of Expand
Some summer reflections
23/08/2018 - This is my first post since June. Apologies for that, but I have used the summer months to go Expand
Win , or lose, do it with dignity
09/07/2018 - Okay. So this is is not so much about education but it’s definitely about my own learning. Expand
If I knew back then what I know now…
20/06/2018 - If I knew back then what I know now… I wouldn’t worry too much about being liked. If you teach Expand
When is the best age to start school?
11/06/2018 - One of the biggest questions parents face is when to send their child to school. There are many Expand
Play not tests
24/04/2018 - Last night I attended the launch the 'PlayNotTests' campaign being led by Sue Palmer and the Expand
Professional learning on a Saturday?
27/03/2018 - Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a professional learning event for teachers, provided Expand
Alberto Manguel – his part in my reading life
02/03/2018 - I’ve always loved reading about reading. The lives readers lead and the way books have formed them Expand
Speaking of ethics
01/03/2018 - ethics: moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conduct of an activity'I have Expand

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