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.
A really useful page full of really useful resources and thinking from the great @HThompson1982
An article on the “Teen Brain” part of my reading for a course I am delivering this week in London
Fascinating lecture on brain imaging (more background research)
Another interesting article from the always interesting @fullonlearning
One for later; always worth a listen but maybe not this weekend; Ken Robinson with more on creativity in the classroom
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.
A couple of articles about how to use marking effectively
One that speaks for itself; 10 Characteristics of effective learning environments
And finally an article from the Independent on how poor School League tables are as a predictive tool for future student success.