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Experimenting with a ‘Group’ Test in Math Class – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog A couple of months ago someone posted a comment on my Meaningful Math post, Do My Classroom Rules Help or Hurt Learning? and recommended group tests. He suggested putting students into groups of three and allowing the students to collaborate on a test. Every student would work the test, but only one test from each group would be graded, therefore all the students in the group had to agree on every answer. (Shout out to Bill Hunt…

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Do Small Class Sizes Have Any Impact? – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do small class sizes improve student achievement in primary and secondary schools? Increasing class size is one of the key variables that policymakers can use to control spending on education. I’ve tried my best to summarise this 110-page research document for the busy classroom teacher and school leader. A modest return… This systematic review examines the impact of class size on academic achievement. The review summarises findings from 148 reports from 41 countries. Ten studies were included…

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Podcast 40: How Can You Protect Your Wellbeing? – Education Article

Podcast 40: How Can You Protect Your Wellbeing? | TeacherToolkit 17th February 201916th February 2019 Joshua McGovern 114 Views #TTkit100Women, #TTkitPodcast, achievement, Curriculum, Interview, Mental Health, mobile technology, Podcast, science, Wellbeing, WomenEd, Work-life balance, Workload Reading Time: 1 minute Why… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Joshua McGovern Read Full Article

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Colour-Coded Differentiation | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why should we ditch colour-coded worksheets? We need colour-coded chopping boards in the kitchen because they can prevent cross-contamination between food groups which could potentially cause food poisoning. That makes sense. What we don’t need, are colour-coded differentiated worksheets in the classroom. They make no sense at all. Educational racism? We know that no two children are alike but we don’t produce thirty colour-coded worksheets to personalise for tailor-made learning. That’s differentiation madness and would be impractical…

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Helping Students Set Better Reading Goals – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

An often asked question I receive is, “How do you help kids set a reading goal?” And while the answer really could be an entire book, I promised the Passionate Readers Facebook group that I would write a little bit about my process here. After all, perhaps something I am doing as I try to figure this out myself can help someone else, or perhaps, and this is often the case, somebody else has great ideas that they can share…

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