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Lessons learned from 'Mindset'

I’ve just finished reading the book Mindset, by Carol Dweck (link to the Amazon page). This was recommended to me by the fantastic course leader, Andrea Mapplebeck, on the New and Aspiring Heads of Science course at the National Science Learning Centre, which I completed this year. 642 more words


6-Month-Old Babies are Now Using Tablets & Smartphones

Wow! According to this recent study, by two years of age, most children have used a mobile device.

Perhaps even more significant is the amount of time quite young children are using these devices: 55 more words


Finding the middle ground between reflection and inquiry

When I first started writing this blog, I didn’t think it would last very long. Its name, ‘Reflecting English’, was a bit of an afterthought, a quick admin decision. 1,102 more words


In Focus: Are adolescent boys finally becoming mature?

Article by Jeff Wolfthal

New Brunswick, NJ.– Educational researchers at New Jersey’s top university have uncovered a disturbing trend amongst the nation’s adolescents. According to a recent study, 83% of American males between the ages of 11 and 18 no longer find dirty words amusing. 219 more words

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Debunking Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory

A recommended education blog is that of Donald Clark.  In various blog posts, he debunks some popular educational theories, such as learning stylesKirkpatrick 4-levels of evaluation… 583 more words

Educational Research

New Research on Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra

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The US What Works Clearinghouse recently released a guide with new research on teaching strategies for improving Algebra. 52 more words

Teaching Strategies

Classroom based research is crucial for the development of pedagogical theories which inform educator’s practice. What follows is a brief explanation of my research into dialogic theories of learning related to textual analysis in philosophy and theology (called RE throughout) carried out at the University of Cambridge. 1,404 more words