The Pedagogical Dementors

Some of the improvement drives that we’ve seen in teaching have been an absolute waste of time. None of these comments in this blog are new; they’ve been blogged about …

Rode the Six Hundred

A few thoughts on pronouns, context, the ’blunder’, and the language of hell and death in Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade. They’re tiny little words, pronouns – often overlooked, …

Marginal Learning Losses

If you want to read about Marginal Learning Gains, look no further than Zoe Elder’s blog. Zoe introduces it here – giving a succinct summary of Marginal Learning Gains – …

Teaching Nothing New

I tenuously – and hopefully – suggest that the days of measuring progress in one single lesson are gone. I remember, with pounding anxiety, observers looking for a knowledge check …