In a recent blog post, Shirley Clarke wrote about how ability grouping doesn't work, and it raised quite a stir. I would suggest that mixed-ability grouping doesn't either, because many people use it by name alone.
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December 27, 2015
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December 06, 2015
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October 25, 2015
John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?
October 20, 2015
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September 10, 2015
Coaching is about deep, long lasting relationships between a teacher and coach. If we are entering into the coaching relationship we need to do it in a way that won't be a waste time. Here are 4 ways coaching won't work.
September 08, 2015
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September 06, 2015
If you don't forcibly build joint ownership into mainstreaming, you will not get mainstreaming other than in name, and there's little special about a teacher rushing around a class putting her finger in innumerable leaks.