Category Archives: Rebloggable

Rebloggable: 12th December 2014

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Resources

Colleen Young has updated her annual Christmas ICT-based Maths resources. Extremely useful for the last week of term.

Maths Teaching

Dan Meyer loves a whiteboard.

General Education 

Laura McInerney on 8 things you might have missed in the latest OFSTED report. The last point is very interesting.

Leadership

John Thomsett is a wise sage. Here he talks about the madness of treating colleagues punitively. It’s a sentiment that I heartily concur with.

And Finally…

I’m very aware that I rely too much on metaphor, analogy and terrible grammar in my posts. So here’s something I’m going to use to help me sort this.

Rebloggable: 5th December 2014

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Resources

Apparently it’s Christmas soon. Mr Taylor gets into the festive spirit with some seasonal starters.

Maths Teaching

FMaths reaffirming my and Tom Bennett’s belief that the best teachers have great subject knowledge.

General Education 

Mental health is still seen as an issue that can be swept under the carpet in all walks of life. The Guardian Teacher Network looks into how this can be challenged.

Leadership

Just like the little ones, we obsess about grades rather than constructive feedback. Here’s Ross Morrison McGill on that strange dichotomy that we face…

And Finally…

Mr McCourt provokes thoughts… (does that rhyme? I think it does!).

Rebloggable: 28th November 2014

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Resources

Dan Meyer is a hero of mine, for various reasons. Here’s one. The idea of ‘real-life Maths’ is a contentious one, but Mr Meyer manages to integrate proper Mathematics with actual context.

Maths Teaching

Miss Quinn made a challenge to Numeracy across the Curriculum recently. This is what she said.

General Education 

Harry Webb on the idea of doing less to achieve more. Can’t argue with that.

Leadership

Guardian Teacher Network on how school culture can make teachers feel guilty for sick leave. It’s situation that’s spread from the private sector unfortunately.

And Finally…

Breathe…

Rebloggable: 7th November 2014

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Resources

Jo @ Resourceaholic.com continues to come up with the very best of what’s out there. Here’s my favourite of her most recent Maths Gems round up, ‘Operation Countdown’.

Maths Teaching

Ah, Maths Sandpit. I will never get bored of you. This week, a quick starter that covers pretty much everything about trigonometry. Everything.

General Education

The Sutton Trust on What Makes Great Teaching – goodbye, Learning Styles…

Leadership

An oldie but a goodie this week. 9 Lessons on Power and Leadership From Genghis Khan. No, seriously…

And Finally…

Mr Taylor’s Maths Challenges has a festive theme this week. I might be a Scrooge, but the kids will love it!

Rebloggable: 31st October 2014

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Resources

I’m covering construction and loci with my Y11s over the next couple of weeks. Don Steward posted this over 5 years ago. It’s still brilliant.

Maths Teaching

Mr Gale took a look into Forming and Solving Equations recently. I’ll be honest, it’s one of those topics that is taught pretty poorly. Some cracking ideas here.

General Education

If you haven’t read Scenes From The Battleground already, @oldandrewuk has curated his blog to summarise his whole philosophy. Cutting through the hype and hypocrisy, one post at a time.

Leadership

I’m not 100% on Ross Morrison McGill’s bandwagon but I do agree with much of what he says. This post on marking, for example.

And Finally…

Why should you be a teacher? @srcav tells you why.