Book Reviews

The Early Career Framework: origins, outcomes and opportunities

A treasure trove of ideas for implementing the ECF is hidden among the sometimes overwhelming amount of information in…

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The Voltage Effect by John A. List

John List’s analysis of what works when scaling up impact will be useful to anyone involved in delivering the…

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TV review: Euros Lyn’s Heartstopper

The dialogue and charater development may be a little rom-com but the hopeful portrayal of an LGBTQ-inclusive world more…

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Review: Support not surveillance by Mary Bousted

Dan Morrow finds a deliberately polemical book full of evidence to contend with – whether you agree with its…

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Book review: The complete guide to pastoral leadership

No book could live up to its vast objective, writes Stephen Lane, but Amy-May Forrester’s effort is a comprehensive…

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The trouble with English by Zoe Helmann and Sam Gibbs

This is a book which, above all else, is calling for time. Zoe Helman and Sam Gibbs argue  exceptionally…

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Blog Reviews

Mary Hind-Portley’s blogs of the week, 16 May 2022

This week’s blogs cover reconsolidation of knowledge, lethal mutations of classroom practices, refining student word choice and the tension…

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Gerry Robinson’s blogs of the week, 9 May 2022

This week’s top blogs cover British sign language in the classroom, revision routines, subject leader CPD and promoting wellbeing…

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Sonia Thompson’s blogs of the week, 2 May 2022

This week’s blogs cover reading, retrieval, assessment and effective professional development

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Melissa Jane’s blogs of the week, 25 April 2022

Four blogs about recognising and managing stress for staff and pupils – and the problems with a system that…

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Ruby Bhatti’s blogs of the week, 18 April 2022

This week’s top blogs cover character education, supporting yopung people with autism, child poverty and adaptive leadership

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Robin Conway’s blogs of the week, 28 March 2022

Robin Conways’ top blogs cover work-life balance, lesson timings, neurodiversity inclusion, the benefits of edu-Twitter, metacognition and Ramadan

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Research Reviews

Research

Research: Why, how and with whom do children read?

New research sheds light on children’s reading habits and wellbeing and draws out some interesting gender distinctions, writes Rachel…

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Rachel Crowdy
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How can you build an evidence-informed school culture?

Some simple (and evidence-informed) policies and actions can prevent ‘evidence-informed’ becoming just another educational buzzword, writes Cat Scutt

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Cat Scutt
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The Great Resignation is here – but is it here to stay?

Teacher Tapp research shows concerns about headteacher resignations are well-founded but that the impacts may be mitigated in the…

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Iain Ford
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What are the common myths (and truths) about CPD?

Jen Barker summarises new US research on what works in CPD and adapts them to the English context -…

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Jen Barker
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Research: How can formative assessment lead to progress?

A new randomised controlled trial shows promising results for helping teachers develop their formative assessment skills, writes Jake Anders

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Jake Anders
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Research: What does inclusion mean to those who experience it?

Decision makers at all levels should be mindful that there are two competing and complimentary definitions of inclusion, writes…

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Anthony Maher