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The Things That Matter Most

Site Manager
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 4:35pm

We analysed, discussed, drafted, critiqued, and revised poem after poem for weeks. At last, the day had arrived when the students donned their best attire, and stayed late after school to say something true. We invited our friends, family, and principal to our event, “The Spoken Heart Poetry Slam.” My students were all nerves and jitters, and then it began.

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The Educators, John Hattie: What does it all mean?

Mark Blundell
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 4:16pm

 

 

Yesterday’s interview with John Hattie on BBC 4’s ‘The Educators’ was introduced as the search for ‘the holy grail in education’, an understanding of what really works in teaching. On the face of it, Hattie’s analyses involving over 250 million...

'The Educators' Sir Ken Robinson: curriculum vs humans

Louise Thomas
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 2:47pm

 

When I heard the noise surrounding the appearance of Sir Ken Robinson on the new Radio 4 programme ‘The Educators’, my heart sank a little. The ‘Maths vs. Dance’ handle threatened to turn into a pretty...