Monthly Archives: January 2014

Magenta Principles

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Closing the Gap Marking – Twilight CPD

Originally posted on Teaching: Leading Learning:
As part of our twilight INSET programme this year I am delivering a CPD session on marking. It’s a great opportunity to bring together lots of ideas from lots of superb bloggers, teachers and…

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A fresh approach to teaching feudalism

So I’m sick to death of teaching feudalism to year 7 the same way every single year and having recently read “The Norman Conquest” by Marc Morris (which is a superb book) it got me to thinking about just how … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt proposes something which may just be worse than OFSTED

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
Teaching is an ideological battleground. It often feels like half the profession thinks the other half is completely useless. This is why nothing tends to cause more problems in teaching than the power…

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Strategic marking for the DIRTy-minded teacher

Originally posted on Reflecting English:
This academic year has heralded a profound change in my approach to assessment. I now mark with feedback strategies in mind. Some classic blog posts have influenced my thinking: Tom Sherrington’s, David Didau’s and Mary…

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