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Tes - 25 January 2019

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Classroom cheat sheet: Future change in education

This week: How world education will change (according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) If someone says... “What’s all this about storm-proof schools?” You say... "Oh, that...

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Don’t be a research fundamentalist

There is already a backlash against research-informed teaching but a balanced approach will help schools to make the most of evidence, writes Tim Cain

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Don’t turn a blind eye to behaviour

Behaviour in FE is a tricky beast. We aren’t teaching children. And yet in FE, I have witnessed behaviour that wouldn’t be out of place in a Year 9 class who like to make teachers cry for fun. There...

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Don’t use edtech as the hammer to crack a walnut

Is 2019 the year for edtech? Well, we already know that education secretary Damian Hinds thinks so. He used his first speech in the role to champion education technology last year. But as school...

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Firing up apprenticeships

“Fire it up!” – that’s education secretary Damian Hinds’ and his department’s campaign message about apprenticeships. And it only cost them £2.5 million. The sizzling marketing campaign – which you’ll...

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Let’s build our own evidence base

While schools have taken research to their hearts, the FE sector has long lagged behind. But moves are afoot to support practitioners by cultivating new networks to allow research to flourish. George...

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Praise from MPs won’t solve our funding crisis

In the current political climate, it seems there is very little for people to agree on. Apart from, it seems, the college sector’s need for more funding. For a good three hours this week, MP after MP...

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Speak no evil: seven deadly sins

We all know how frustrating it is to teach students who refuse to listen. It’s even worse when it’s your colleagues or superiors who just “don’t get it”. The question is: how good are we at speaking?...

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Teachers matter (but not in the way we might think)

Behavioural geneticist Robert Plomin has distilled his more than 40 years of research into a controversial book that has some stark messages for education: schools, teachers and parents are not what...

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Tes focus on…Social and emotional difficulties

There are some children in schools who seem not to be impacted by behaviour policies and, for these pupils, we need to explore whether an inability to process emotional and social information are the...

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The Week in Books: 25 January 2019

The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth Cerrie Burnell OUP Oxford, £6.99 ISBN: 9780192767547 Cerrie Burnell has written a novel for children who, for many reasons, aren’t able to relate to fairy tales of...

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What it’s like to teach in… Germany

When I introduce pupils to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs), many of them are shocked. They aren’t aware that there is a plan for the world that countries have committed to....

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What to expect as a pregnant school leader

It’s easy to feel sidelined in leadership when you are expecting a baby, but being honest with colleagues is the best way to get through what may be a challenging nine months, writes Nikki Cunningham...

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