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In what has been an epic weekend for interesting articles, I find myself with 22 open tabs in Chrome with loads of articles that I have skimmed but need to follow up later. So I have decided to resurrect the blog instead of favoriting them. As much as I like favorites in Chrome or IE I often forget from the name why I actually saved the URL in the first place.
So;-
A really useful page full of really useful resources and thinking from the great @HThompson1982
http://superteacherborntoteach.wordpress.com/the-6-es-of-lesson-planning/

An article on the “Teen Brain” part of my reading for a course I am delivering this week in London
http://www.docmikebradley.com/documents/Teen_Book-01.pdf

Fascinating lecture on brain imaging (more background research)

 

 

Another interesting article from the always interesting @fullonlearning
http://fullonlearning.com/2012/11/17/ask-not-what-you-expect-of-me-but-what-you-expect-of-yourself/

One for later; always worth a listen but maybe not this weekend; Ken Robinson with more on creativity in the classroom
http://www.wobi.com/wbftv/ken-robinson-creativity-and-imagination

Whilst watching the Olympic cycling and hearing about the idea that the “Sum of marginal gains” has a collectively larger effect, I was struck about how this might be of use for schools. I wasn’t the only one!! and now there is a web-site to pull these ideas together.
http://marginallearninggains.com/

A couple of articles about how to use marking effectively

http://headguruteacher.com/2012/11/10/mak-feedback-count-close-the-gap/
http://learningspy.co.uk/2013/01/26/work-scrutiny-whats-the-point-of-marking-books/

One that speaks for itself; 10 Characteristics of effective learning environments
http://www.learningunlimitedllc.com/2013/01/10-characteristics-of-a-highly-effective-learning-environment/

And finally an article from the Independent on how poor School League tables are as a predictive tool for future student success.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/political-tinkering-is-the-enemy-of-education-8468337.html

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Posted January 27, 2013 by agittner in Uncategorized

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