Marking in Red Pens Hinders Retrieval Practice

Reading Time: 4 minutes What impact does the colour red have on a student’s ability to encode and retrieve declarative knowledge?

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(SPAG) Tests: Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are teachers supported by the Department for Education to deliver primary tests?

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Do We Test Children Too Much?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do our schools in England test children too much, particularly at primary level?

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Change Starts With Teachers And It Needs To Start Now!

Reading Time: 7 minutes Do teachers have the potential to change the educational landscape?

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Baseline Testing: Education Requires Brave Politicians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Should 4-year-old children sit school exams?

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A New Paradigm For Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can the public build consensus for change in our education system?

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What If #Kunskapsskolan Happened in English Schools?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every teacher knows what’s best for children, so why aren’t we doing it?

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5 Ways To Make Knowledge Stick

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you prepare students for their exams?

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Is The Fear Narrative Out Of Proportion?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is the inspection ‘fear narrative’ out of proportion claims OfSTED’s chief, Amanda Spielman?

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Can You Identify A Good Teacher? No Chance!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think you could identify a successful teacher when you see one?

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SATs – The Dark Spider

Reading Time: 4 minutes Can the SATs survive another year?

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Testing Times: Musings from a Year 6 Teacher

Reading Time: 3 minutes How much should we be teaching to tests?

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A Good Going-Over! by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a blog about marking and teacher feedback.

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The importance of handwriting and spelling by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes Handwriting and spelling go hand in hand. 

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