20 psychological principles for teachers #18 Formative & summative assessment

This is #18 in my series on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning and the first of three posts examining how to assess students’ progress: “Formative and summative assessments are

20 psychological principles for teachers #17 Classroom management

This is #17 in my series on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning and is the second of two posts examining how classrooms should be managed: “Effective class- room management

20 psychological principles for teachers #16 Zero-tolerance

This is the first of two posts examining how classrooms should be managed. This is #16 in my series on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning: “Expectations for classroom conduct

When is a bad idea a bad idea?

While people are entitled to their illusions, they are not entitled to a limitless enjoyment of them and they are not entitled to impose them upon others. Christopher Hitchens Twitter exploded into

20 psychological principles for teachers #15 Well being

This is the third of three posts examining social context, interpersonal relationships, and emotional well-being and the extent to which they are important to learning. This is #15 in my series on

This much I know about John Tomsett’s book

I remember reading John’s first blog when it appeared in June 2012. Since then his posts have been consistently wise and deeply human. Even when he bangs on about golf, fishing or

20 psychological principles for teachers #14 Relationships

This is the second of three posts examining social context, interpersonal relationships, and emotional well-being and the extent to which they are important to learning. This is #14 in my series on

20 psychological principles for teachers #13 Situated learning

My next three posts will look at social context, interpersonal relationships, and emotional well-being and examine the extent to which they are important to learning. This is #13 in my series on

Why the ‘false growth mindset’ explains so much

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. – Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida In the same way that I learned nothing from listening to the polished performance of Ken Robinson at yesterday’s Education

Have you read the #WrongBook?

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. – Oliver Cromwell My new book is finally out! In it I pose the question, what if everything you

Should schools have to prepare for inspection?

Like everyone else who has witnessed Ofsted’s attempts to clarify misconceptions and improve the inspection process over the last few years, I’m certain that those who led the organisation are genuinely well-intentioned

Examining my gender bias

Here I am…. You get the parts of me you like and also the parts that make you uncomfortable. You have to understand that other people’s comfort is no longer my job.

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