JL Dutaut

  • How to build sustained and sustainable remote learning

    As schools’ attention naturally shifts from crisis management to establishing new norms, Giancarlo Brotto offers some insights on how to build sustainably The urgency of school closures meant that many children were sent home with a hard copy learning pack to keep them going for a short period. But when the activities in the packs

    5.00 Apr. 3rd, 2020 | Opinion

  • Why this is not the time for large-scale educational experiments

    At this time of rapid and dramatic change for teachers, the best solution is to keep calm and carry on with what we know works. Daniel Muijs, Dominique Sluijsmans and their co-authors draw on their forthcoming book, Lessons for Learning: 12 Building Blocks for Effective Teaching to set out what that is The sudden switch

    5.00 Apr. 4th, 2020 | Opinion

  • Jon Hutchinson's top edu blogs of the week, 30 March 2020

    Avoiding the blame game, not over-complicating things, building on trust and making time for reflection are Jon Hutchinson’s picks of this week’s education topics   Gloves off: school leadership in uncertain times @Missis_SCS Headteacher Sallie Stanton treats us to an hilarious anecdote setting out a scene in which she yo-yos from disinfecting the kitchen to

    5.00 Apr. 4th, 2020 | Reviews

  • Now more than ever what the education world needs is values

    The school system finds itself in uncharted territory, but it has its moral compass to fall back on and an opportunity to explore new horizons, writes Hannah Wilson What the world needs now is values. As hubs, leaders and role models for our children and communities, all the more so the world of education. This

    5.00 Apr. 4th, 2020 | Opinion

  • How can we build and sustain headteachers’ capacity in difficult times?

    School leaders are asked to manage their own stress and that of their school communities, often with little support. Rachel Lofthouse explores a promising avenue for a more sustainable situation School leaders are managing the necessary radical adaptations caused by Covid-19 and later, they will have to deal with the long-term fallout. Finding ways to

    5.00 Mar. 30th, 2020 | Opinion

  • Rachael Paget's top edu blogs of the week, 23 March 2020

    Guest reviewer Rachael Paget’s top picks of the education topics include lockdown, online teaching, remote learning, Year 11 and why worry is unhelpful   Week 2 – Lockdown…my journey with technology @fod3 We are currently in an unprecedented situation; more students than ever are having to access learning remotely and as educators we want to

    5.00 Mar. 28th, 2020 | Reviews

  • Teachers vs Tech: The case for an ed tech revolution

    In a book that’s more evolution than revolution, Steve Turnbull finds a balanced analysis of edtech’s true potential As teachers everywhere turn to online learning for solutions to the problems posed by the coronavirus crisis, this book is certainly timely. But does it deliver on its promise to provide a positive vision for educational technology?

    5.00 Mar. 29th, 2020 | Reviews

  • Schools urgently need more guidance around key worker status

    Headteachers are ultimately in charge of who accesses their schools but better guidance is needed quickly, writes Esther Maxwell The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. Daily life has been significantly changed for almost every single person and businesses have had to close their doors temporarily. For schools however, the situation hasn’t

    5.00 Mar. 27th, 2020 | Opinion

  • In times of crisis it takes a village to raise a headteacher

    Never has so much been asked of school leaders. Mike Armiger sets out how they can protect themselves now and for the long term It is a time of great uncertainty and challenge for everyone in our community and across the public sector. The focus on the developing crisis that is required of us is

    5.00 Mar. 29th, 2020 | Opinion

  • Our make-do-and-mend exam system must be built on trust

    Understanding the limitations of the data we hold, and the inferences we will have to draw, are crucial to a GCSE and A-level awards system based on trust, writes Ben White Teacher assessment is not as accurate as some of us think. If you’re not convinced, feel free to have a go at this competition.

    5.00 Mar. 28th, 2020 | Opinion

  • We're acting for vulnerable people but more is needed

    The Youth Endowment Fund is calling for more action from government to support vulnerable young people and matching words with action, writes Jon Yates Our new normal feels far from normal. Most of us are struggling in some way. Many of us are parents struggling to balance home-schooling with work. Many of us are freelancers

    17.47 Mar. 25th, 2020 | Opinion