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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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My best planning. Part 4

Craig Barton interviewed me recently, during which I discussed a series of lessons I planned and taught on solving simultaneous equations. I could be wrong, but I think this was the best planning and teaching I ever did. Several people … Continue reading

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My best planning. Part 3

Craig Barton interviewed me recently, during which I discussed a series of lessons I planned and taught on solving simultaneous equations. I could be wrong, but I think this was the best planning and teaching I ever did. Several people … Continue reading

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My best planning. Part 2

Craig Barton interviewed me recently, during which I discussed a series of lessons I planned and taught on solving simultaneous equations. I could be wrong, but I think this was the best planning and teaching I ever did. Several people … Continue reading

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My best planning. Part 1

Craig Barton interviewed me recently, during which I discussed a series of lessons I planned and taught on solving simultaneous equations. I could be wrong, but I think this was the best planning and teaching I ever did. Several people … Continue reading

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Maths: Conceptual understanding first, or procedural fluency?

Should you teach conceptual understanding first, or focus on raw procedural fluency? This question drives endless debate in maths education, but its answer is very straightforward: it depends. I can demonstrate this quickly and easily with a single example, by … Continue reading

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