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by JIM CURRAN
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Today's four-year-olds 'not physically' ready for school.
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Today's four-year-olds 'not physically' ready for school.

Today's four-year-olds often 'not physically ready' for school Competitive parenting, iPads and screens are all contributing to a decrease in child mobility that can impact on academic learning http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-age-four-year-old-children-not-physicall...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Does knowledge matter in the age of Google?
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Does knowledge matter in the age of Google?

Does knowledge matter in the age of Google? There are drawbacks to outsourcing our memory and knowledge to the internet, says William Poundstone I found that there are correlations between general knowledge and behaviour, political views and even socially responsible choices. One dilemma I posed was...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Learning Styles- 'Pseudo-Scientific Rubbish'
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Learning Styles- 'Pseudo-Scientific Rubbish'

Students taught pseudo-scientific ‘rubbish’, experts warn

http://www.educationviews.org/students- ... erts-warn/
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social mobility doesn’t exist
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Social mobility doesn’t exist

Obstacles to social mobility in Britain date back to the Victorian education system


http://theconversation.com/obstacles-to ... stem-57371
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social mobility doesn’t exist
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Social mobility doesn’t exist

New Zealand schoolgirls skip class because they can't afford sanitary items

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... tary-items
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social mobility doesn’t exist
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Social mobility doesn’t exist

Social mobility doesn’t exist – and grammar schools are part of the problem In a meritocracy we all own our destiny. So potent is this fallacy that even those sold short by it, those at the very bottom of the social ladder, can be found yielding to its key messages: the poor are poor because they’re...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Taxpayers fund large wages and lavish perks of academy school chiefs Heads of taxpayer-funded independent chains are making claims that include fast cars, first-class travel and Marco Pierre White dining while schools struggle https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jul/23/education-academies-fun...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years

The most effective way to ensure that all children come to school prepared to take advantage of the educational opportunities available is to provide high quality early intervention programmes. The most effective programmes involve children spending at least three years in a pre-school setting with ...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are sight words unjustly slighted?
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Are sight words unjustly slighted?

Thanks maizie, very interesting and recommended reading. ' They compared the effectiveness of two phonics programs being implemented in the first (reception) year of schooling in the UK: Letters and Sounds, which teaches multiple letter-sound mappings and no sight words and Early Reading Research, w...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: So who says competition in the classroom is inevitable?
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: So who says competition in the classroom is inevitable?

I agree Kenm evaluation is essential and it can be done mainly through Formative and Summative assessment. The late Professor Michael Pressley was a vocal critic of competition in our schools. ' Intrinsic academic motivation is killed off by academic failure. An important reason that such failures a...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: So who says competition in the classroom is inevitable?
Replies: 2
Views: 814

So who says competition in the classroom is inevitable?

So who says competition in the classroom is inevitable? When I talk to my daughter about what it was about school that was so alienating for her, what made her so, so anxious, she has a one-word answer. Competition. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/10/high-stakes-competition-in-th...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: No grades, no timetable
Replies: 0
Views: 811

No grades, no timetable

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping tr...
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We are still letting down our poorest pupils
Replies: 1
Views: 898

We are still letting down our poorest pupils

We are still letting down our poorest pupils, says Ofsted boss Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw attacks government education policy, warning ‘schools will wither on the vine’ Children from Britain’s poorest families “pay the price” for failed experiments by politicians on both the left and right,...