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Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction and Student Performance

Fascinating study from LSE on the impact on student performance of technology. Amongst other things, it finds that bans on mobile phones in school improved test scores for students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 25 more words

Education Policy

Review of Teacher Education Review Podcast (TER)

Recently I have enjoyed listening to the Teachers Education Review (TER) podcast during some of my running. This is a podcast put together by teachers, for teachers about relevant issues. 658 more words


Sexual Minority Children are Likely to be Bullied.

There are a couple of issues here, so let’s start by getting our terms straight. Bullying has been much ballyhooed in the press, but most people have only a vague notion of what it is. 497 more words


CanConnectEd2015: Transliteracy and the teacher-librarian

This week I’ve been attending the Connect conference in Niagara Falls for the first time and as a representative of the Ontario School Library Association Council… 233 more words

Why does it have to be either or?

Having started this blog with posts on different trends in education (here, here and here), it was pertinent that a recent article… 1,272 more words


Visible Learning for Teachers - Part One: Big Ideas and The Role of the Teacher

I have been reading Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers recently. I had originally purchased this book at one stage during an inspired term of teaching, with several projects on the go and was not able to get stuck in reading it fluidly. 1,805 more words


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