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Robert Jones
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Still learning after all these years.
Still learning after all these years.

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Please give this a watch - it will help some Scottish students to win a competition!

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Assessment Through The Looking Glass
The old 5-14 assessments used to give robust, consistent answers to specific questions. The questions were of the form "what percentage of P7 students have managed to score at least 15 marks in one of a specific set of nationally generated assessment instru...

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My Leadership Story
I have volunteered to "share my leadership journey" for ten minutes before leading a discussion with other middle leaders at an event on Saturday morning in Edinburgh.  This blog post is a rehearsal of those ten minutes, and I would gratefully appreciate an...

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Planning for Learning or Planning for Behaviour?
Several months ago I found myself sitting beside a quite senior staff member from one of our colleges of initial teacher education, who complained to me that her student teachers all seemed to be obsessed with behaviour management. I was flabbergasted, but ...

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And what if we don't achieve our dreams?
"If A then B" is logically equivalent to "If (Not B) then (Not A)". For example "if a shape has three sides, then it is a triangle" is logically equivalent to "if a shape is not a triangle, then it does not have three sides". The second statement in quotes ...

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NQT Professional Enquiries
Our school's NQTs presented their professional enquiries to staff at an in-service session this afternoon, with each one at a different table in the canteen. I was humbled and thrilled by the depth of their thinking, and by the tone and level of their discu...

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Classroom Rules: Imagine it's the last lesson of the year.
This tweet Drawing up class rules collaboratively should be compulsory in every class! #edchatie — Bríd (@BridCarlow) June 13, 2016 led me to this video in which Tom Bennett says that teachers should not negotiate classroom rules with students, because they...

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An exercise to explore school improvement
1. Consider this list of "changes" that one might make as a teacher in order to improve one's effectiveness: "write a new course", " read about and implement a different approach to marking homework ", " change one's beliefs about the potential of one's stu...

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This might just save you some time if you have to organise student choices for activities in school!

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I'd really appreciate some feedback about this post. Does it make sense? Is it clear what I have achieved using forms and sheets? Have I given enough information to allow someone else to reproduce the method?
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