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Martin Burrett

The state of Religious Education needs to be improved - 0 views

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    "A new report by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and Religious Education Council for England and Wales, based on Freedom of Information Data gathered by the Department for Education in 2015, has found that more than a quarter of secondary schools in the UK are not teaching their pupils any religious education (RE)."
Martin Burrett

Self-concepts of ability in maths and reading predict later attainment - 5 views

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    "Educational and developmental psychologists have tried to understand how skills and motivation are linked to academic achievement. While research supports ties between individuals' concepts of their abilities and their achievement, we lack a complete picture of how these relations develop from childhood to adolescence. A new longitudinal study looked at how youths' self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in maths and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students' self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement."
Martin Burrett

Retaining older teachers for secondary education - Lessons from Holland? - 21 views

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    "Not all teachers succeed in staying happy with their work until the end of their career. Dissatisfied older teachers will tend to quit before reaching retirement age. Work overload, low status of the profession, disruptive student behaviour, and a poor relationship with students are reasons often mentioned for the declining job satisfaction of older teachers."
pauljola

The Historian's Toolkit - 37 views

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    Pages 356-71 of Oxford Insight History textbook about concepts and skills
Nigel Coutts

Making Time for Quiet Contemplation - The Learner's Way - 24 views

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    In our busy and highly connected lives it can be difficult to find time to slow down, to deliberately and mindfully engage in reflective contemplation. Taking the time to do so can be significant for success, creativity, mental well-being and learning and yet we seem to struggle to commit time to this valuable practice. Schools, in particular seem to offer little time for students to slow down and think, and with the busy lives students lead such time is often entirely absent.
Martin Burrett

Primary pupils who own mobile phones are more likely to be cyber-bullied - 17 views

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    "Research to be presented at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition finds that they are also likely to be bullies too"
Martin Burrett

2017 Online Conference - 13 views

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    "Due to demand, we are delighted to announce details of our first online conference. Educators from around the world are invited to participate in this inaugural event, where the focus is on pedagogy, classroom practice, and ideas to improve teaching and learning.

    The event will take place over 3 days in October 2017 (24-26 October) - planned to be during the half-term holidays for most educators in the UK - but educators are also invited along to share in the incredible pedagogy that goes on in classrooms around the world."
Martin Burrett

An Insider's Guide to Subject Knowledge - 10 views

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    "Do we regularly review our subject knowledge? Can you be a great teacher if you're not a subject expert? How much weight do school leaders give to subject knowledge in terms of CPD & budgets?

    This is a conversation for all, whether you're new to the profession or you've seen more exam specs and curriculum initiatives come and go than seems even viable!"
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