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Presentation to Pedagoo London

This is the information that accompanied my two presentations to Pedagoo London on 2 March 2013. The event was a grass-roots un-conference run by teachers for our own professional development. It brought together a group

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

Albert Einstein defined insanity as: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Yet, inescapably, the English education system ignores this logic, and repeats the same tired strategies and the same

Don't kill your brilliant teachers

Build a Brilliant Teacher

When a teacher fails, it’s “mea culpa”; when we succeed, it’s “didn’t the students do well?” Something that struck me when listening to John Hattie speak at the recent London Festival of Education was his

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Edutronic Presentation for The London Leadership Strategy meeting

As part of Dr Laura Ovenden’s presentation to the London Leadership Strategy meeting I was invited to present an introduction to Edutronic and its power as a vehicle for student feedback. Here’s a video of

Blogging Alchemy: Success in Secondary Student Blogging

I have set up a comprehensive student blogging platform for my classes. I have a blog for every class with a lesson stream that tracks and compiles the daily traffic of the classroom, I publish my

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“Except when they don’t, because sometimes they won’t”

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you’d hoped in a new school. Here is some advice for students and their parents about how to turn a bad situation around. It will not escape your