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Very nice, cuddly and not at all horrible
Very nice, cuddly and not at all horrible

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Why do I need a teacher?
Walking the dogs through the glorious Welsh landscape is brilliant thinking time. Today they were particularly well behaved. I could walk the lanes with my hands in my pockets and with no pulling on the leads. The weather was hot enough to be very pleasant ...

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We don’t know what we don’t know… 21st centry skills
We don’t know what we don’t know… So we have to teach children not the knowledge base that is current, actually we only would ever teach a tiny, tiny fraction of the sum of knowledge, but we must prepare them for a world that does not yet exist. I am trying...

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Who is responsible for engagement, teachers or children?
Whenever I bring this topic up I get an anti response which is based around the idea that some children, because of some feature of the child, can’t be held responsible for engaging. I don’t believe, even if this were true, that the few should determine wha...

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Engagement - too many meanings!
In thinking about engagement and what I want when I talk about engagement by children in lessons I am sometimes frustrated by the meaning some others attach to this word. In this post I want to try to define what I mean by engagement and what I do not mean....

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Engagement. Teach children how to engage.
I have a view about engagement. My view is that engagement is not something teachers should be amending the learning plan to include. I am sure that adding engagement is not the best way to work with children. I think we may well be missing an opportunity a...

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Can I improve my students' memory?
Treading of dangerous waters, here. But the following is a distillation of what I have read and hopefully understood about memory. At some point your children will take exams and the more they can remember, facts and processes - know what and know hoy - the...

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What really bugs teachers?
The answer is simple. Having their time taken doing tasks that are essentially pointless or very much on the sidelines of them doing their job as quality educators. This blog is prompted by a meeting of a few teachers-who-blog in Birmingham. I always enjoy ...

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Knowledge and Information
I am sure that the differences between knowledge and understanding are explored in some deep academic way and i probably should get to grips with that but I want to suggest that the differences between knowledge and understanding are quite simple a differen...
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