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peter blenkinsop
Works at Educational Consultant. I support schools, secondary, primary, good and not so good to help them improve. we work on teaching and learning as well as leadership at all levels.
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Observing the possibility of learning
I am somewhat troubled, by many things, but this particular trouble is to do with learning. Can we see learning? Can we detect learning has happened? Can we identify any link with the teaching activities that happen in classrooms that lead to learning? It i...
I am somewhat troubled, by many things, but this particular trouble is to do with learning. Can we see learning? Can we detect learning has happened? Can we identify any link with the teaching activities that happen in classr...
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Modelling learning
Left is the slightly more complex model of working memory I now want to consider. It does not include one important element of the process. That is the sensory data ALL goes into the brain and causes neuron changes. But it is good enough, I think. Below, a ...
Left is the slightly more complex model of working memory I now want to consider. It does not include one important element of the process. That is the sensory data ALL goes into the brain and causes neuron changes. But it is...
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Obey - A Dalek Instruction?
While I agree with lots of what the folk who would identify themselves, on Twitter, as traditionalists I am less comfortable with the term obedience as applied to children in school. As always it will depend on what we mean by obedience. Do you, for example...
While I agree with lots of what the folk who would identify themselves, on Twitter, as traditionalists I am less comfortable with the term obedience as applied to children in school. As always it will depend on what we mean b...
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How might we start to 'see' learning in a classroom?
My brain hurts and I have a dreadful cold with the nose blockage from hell. But I have been trying to make the idea of 'seeing' learning make sense in my head and can't. So I am going to try and write thoughts down. Sometimes the view becomes clearer when I...
My brain hurts and I have a dreadful cold with the nose blockage from hell. But I have been trying to make the idea of 'seeing' learning make sense in my head and can't. So I am going to try and write thoughts down. Sometimes...
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Yesterday I got a pair of shoes..
Yesterday I got a pair of shoes, new shoes. They came in a box, a shoe box sized box. Not very exciting but the box served its purpose and delivered the shoes as it was meant to. Today I got a box that looked very exciting. It was a big box wrapped up with ...
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Inspired by Linsey. A very thoughtful teacher.
We gain information by listening and hearing. We gain information by looking and seeing. We gain information by hearing and seeing. We gain meaning by thinking about what we see and hear. We gain meaning by thinking appropriately about what we can think abo...
We gain information by listening and hearing. We gain information by looking and seeing. We gain information by hearing and seeing. We gain meaning by thinking about what we see and hear. We gain meaning by thinking appropria...
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Correcting Errors in Learning
But why would it matter so much? Surely we just tell them the correct answer and they learn that? We all know it is important that children do not learn incorrect information. I think is is axiomatic that no teacher intends for this to happen but I would ...
But why would it matter *so* much? Surely we just tell them the correct answer and they learn that? We all know it is important that children do not learn incorrect information. I think is is axiomatic that no teacher inte...
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In terms of learning how different are children?
I read a blog on differentiation that listed, some, differences between children to justify the need for differentiation. I know we are all unique. After all, I would not want to be like you and I quite like being me. But how different are children? I think...
I read a blog on differentiation that listed, some, differences between children to justify the need for differentiation. I know we are all unique. After all, I would not want to be like you and I quite like being me. But how...
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Dangerous fun
Today, I have read two blogs that are explaining that lessons should be fun for children. They both say that fun in lessons is fine and also desirable. They miss the point. Let me make it clear that I would not want any teacher to plan, deliberately, a dull...
Today, I have read two blogs that are explaining that lessons should be fun for children. They both say that fun in lessons is fine and also desirable. They miss the point. Let me make it clear that I would not want any teach...
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Alternative Bloom's, bespoke for different subjects
Alternative Bloom’s Original @Xris32 Science Maths Creating Creating Concluding Refining Evaluating Understanding Evaluating Evaluating Analysing Evaluating Analysing Applying Applying Analysing Using Recognising Understanding Remembering Remembering Seeing...
Alternative Bloom’s Original @Xris32 Science Maths Creating Creating Concluding Refining Evaluating Understanding Evaluating Evaluating Analysing Evaluating Analysing Applying Applying Analysing Us...
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Shallow, Deep, Profound
Some of the teacher training I am involved in uses the model: Shallow Deep Profound We use it while we are discussing coaching and its relationship to teaching. It covers a great deal and promotes a lot of discussion over a range of topics. Teachers tend to...
Some of the teacher training I am involved in uses the model: Shallow Deep Profound We use it while we are discussing coaching and its relationship to teaching. It covers a great deal and promotes a lot of discussion over ...
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A nice projection of fixed vs. growth mindset. Important for learning institutions. 
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Educational Consultant.
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  • Educational Consultant. I support schools, secondary, primary, good and not so good to help them improve. we work on teaching and learning as well as leadership at all levels.
    Managing Director, 2007 - present
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Very nice, cuddly and not at all horrible
Introduction
I run an Educational Consultancy company working with schools to help them improve the quality of teaching and learning. The company is named ManYana and you need to ask my wife about the name. Catalan, not Spanish spelling for those who know.

Enabling us to have tomorrow, today.
Bragging rights
Recently retired and the head teacher of a London Secondary School. Last Ofsted judgement was outstanding. We were rather pleased.
Education
  • Hatfied Technical GrammarSchool
    Secondary Education, 1960 - 1967
  • University of Surrey
    Physics, 1967 - 1970
  • Universty of London, Garnett College
    PGCE, 1971 - 1972
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