Reflections on research ED 2021.

As I have done in previous years, here is my summary of my takeaways from the talks I went to and some general thoughts on research ED national 2021. Firstly I was really really impressed at how the day ran. The volunteers and organisation was exceptional.  Also the speaker's swag bag included jelly beans and... Continue Reading →

What a year!

I thought this academic year was the kind of year that warranted some reflection. So this blog is going to be more of a string of personal reflections and thoughts around a year that I have often described as a kick in the nuts. Seems like the teachers pay and conditions negotiations this year. Firstly... Continue Reading →

Model thinking in education 1: ‘Success to the successful’ in career progression AKA why are there so many PE teachers in positions of leadership?

I think this blog will be the first of many blogs on the use of models and system archetypes in school settings.  Daniel H Kims System Archetypes represent a powerful way of diagraming out systems and their competing factors (#dualcoding). These kinds of generalised systems appear in many areas of life. I’ve always been fascinated... Continue Reading →

Formative Forms

I've written this blog to share the strategy we are using to facilitate whole-class feedback and formative assessment for our students. Obviously this has a science context, but should be applicable to most subjects with long-answer questions. You might already be doing this, or your own version of it, but hopefully you'll find some or... Continue Reading →

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