Reviews

Schools are becoming more concerned about homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying, so NatCen’s report for the Government Equalities Office sounds like a particularly important publication. It brings...
Our guest reviewer of the week is Andrew Old, teacher and blogger @oldandrewuk What I learned from ungraded lesson observations By @frogphilp A deputy headteacher in a primary...
Research: Impact of a play-based curriculum in the first two years of primary school: literacy and numeracy outcomes over seven years Authors: McGuinness, Sproule, Byjoke, Trew & Walsh...
A few confessions. First, I’m not a punk. My only connection to punk culture is a school friend who had two chinchillas called Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious....
Our guest reviewer of the week is Jill Berry, a former head, now educational consultant @jillberry102 A Design for Life by Laura Jackson @mrsjacksonmusic Many teachers appreciate the...
What is the East Asian “secret” to educational success? Tiger parents? Confucian beliefs? Dr John Jerrim’s study on Australian-born pupils of East Asian heritage suggests that there is...
A revolution in education is needed, according to Dr Debra Kidd. But like many revolutionaries, she is hazy on what the educational world would look like after she...
Our guest blog reviewer of the week is Harry Fletcher-Wood, a secondary history teacher and head of teacher professional development (@HFletcherWood) Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than...
Research: The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence Authors: Eva Krapohl, Kaili Rimfeld, et al.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
So, here I am, reading this book in the hope that I can improve my knowledge of being a school governor. I’m one in a primary school, and...
Our guest blog reviewer of the week is Emma Hardy, primary school teacher and union activist @emmaannhardy The Hunt for a teacher’s oath by @Surreal_Anarchy On Sunday morning...
I’ve always considered humans to be natural learners. After all, we’re primed to do it from the day that we’re born. So when I received a copy of...

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