Continuing from our previous post here are some ideas for reporting which is effective and can lead to academic development and overall progress, without being conflated with testing.
Lanzotte’s work on the Effective Schools Movement (initially published in the 80s) still resonates regarding the importance of meaningful reporting.
It seems to me that if we want schools to be evidence-informed, we will need to ensure that everyone at the school engages with research of some kind. This does not imply that everyone needs to produce primary research, but be able to approach research as something meaningful with practical applications.
The history of homework is an interesting one. Cooper and Valentine give a short but insightful overview.
Procrastination is very common, with the common-sense thinking that those that procrastinate are lazy.
Recently we interviewed Dr Lena Adamson, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Stockholm and former Director of the Swedish Institute for Educational Research.
We recently attended the British Curriculum Forum event in Birmingham and one of the workshops was run by Megan Dixon from Aspire Education Trust.
This month we have been reading Memorable Teaching: Leveraging memory to build deep and durable learning in the classroom by Peps Maccrea. The book has some excellent ideas and we would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to reflect on their practice. Peps has kindly answered some of our questions.
But they can help you learn. This is a summary from a chapter from Dylan Williams’ book ‘Embedded Formative Assessment’.
Peter Serdyukov published an article on innovation in education and these are the 10 major principles that they believed should underpin the area.