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What did memory evolve to do? @psychohut “Human memory research has largely ignored our evolutionary history”, Jonathan Firth writes before he seeks to make amends. He describes how...
How do young people really feel about the future? How do they construct identities at home, at school and online? What’s it like growing up in a hyper-connected...
Sitting here the day after the Northern Rocks conference, I realise that it is possible to be both exhausted and exhilarated. The weekend has left me in a...
I resisted this book because it oozed something of the self-help manual. But at the same time, I was drawn to it, precisely because its dust-jacket made a big,...
Can a pupil (or a small group of pupils) ruin the chances of the rest to do well? By @Bigkid4 This post is by a maths teacher who...
Cohort studies have taught us everything we know. Well, not quite, but working my way through Helen Pearson’s The Life Project, it started to feel that way. The...
This week I’ve looked back over posts I’ve enjoyed in recent months. The world of blogging moves fast, so for the benefit of those who might have missed...
As a reflective practitioner and trainer, I am always asking myself “are we doing enough?” when it comes to positively promoting equality and diversity in early years. This...
Free speech, Claire Fox says, means allowing people to hold and express racist, sexist and homophobic views. It means not clamouring for an apology every time an institution...
Shut up about Harvard By Ben Casselman This post could just as well be written for the British system. Ben Casselman decribes “the annual flood of stories that...
I was interested to read High Challenge, Low Threat as I have followed Mary Myatt for some time on social media and been impressed by her positive take...
After a weekend of alleged u-turns that prove that you should always read the small print, and a week of teachers reporting on the continuing farce that are...

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