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Mixed Ability, Sets, and Streams – a teacher’s perspective – Part 4

I’ve taught sets, mixed ability, and streams. What follows isn’t any rigorous analysis, or appeal to research.  From what I’m aware of the research, the conclusions aren’t exactly conclusive: lower attainers benefit from mixed groupings, higher attainers suffer.  Mark McCourt … Continue reading

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Mixed Ability, Sets, and Streams – a teacher’s perspective – Part 3

I’ve taught sets, mixed ability, and streams. What follows isn’t any rigorous analysis, or appeal to research.  From what I’m aware of the research, the conclusions aren’t exactly conclusive: lower attainers benefit from mixed groupings, higher attainers suffer.  Mark McCourt … Continue reading

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Mixed Ability, Sets, and Streams – a teacher’s perspective – Part 2

I’ve taught sets, mixed ability, and streams. What follows isn’t any rigorous analysis, or appeal to research.  From what I’m aware of the research, the conclusions aren’t exactly conclusive: lower attainers benefit from mixed groupings, higher attainers suffer.  Mark McCourt … Continue reading

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Atomisation – Compound Shapes

Recently I used the word coined by Bruno Reddy, atomisation, to describe the process of breaking ‘solve two simultaneous equations’ into 13 different sub-tasks.   Even more recently. Ben Gordon used a similar approach to turn ‘find the area of … Continue reading

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Mixed Ability, Sets, and Streams – a teacher’s perspective – Part 1

I’ve taught sets, mixed ability, and streams. What follows isn’t any rigorous analysis, or appeal to research.  From what I’m aware of the research, the conclusions aren’t exactly conclusive: lower attainers benefit from mixed groupings, higher attainers suffer.  Mark McCourt … Continue reading

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The world’s most effective learning experience

Create and provide the world’s most effective learning experience, accessible to all. This is the promise of Up Learn, a growing educational start up driven by the belief that every child can learn whatever we have to teach them, if … Continue reading

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Knowledge Organisation

There was all kinds of fuss and frustration expressed by individuals earlier in the year, when several teachers started extolling the virtues of Knowledge Organisers. A quick Google for this will reveal several examples of these on Google Images. Most … Continue reading

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