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Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
3M ago
That’s it, I’m no longer posting to this site. New blog posts can now be found over on Substack at Andrew Old’s Education Battleground, or sign up to receive them as a newsletter. Details of signing up for paid content can be found here. Since the last time I posted on this site the following ..read more
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I don’t care how much you care. Part 2
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
4M ago
My blog posts now appear on andrewold.substack.com/ Please subscribe there, and consider pledging to pay for a paid subscription that will give you access to bonus material. A new post has just gone up there: In part 1, I argued that our feelings were not as important for running a school (or a zoo) as is often thought ..read more
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Two Stars and a Wish #10: Mental health interventions; censoring science, and research on exclusions
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
4M ago
My blog posts now appear on andrewold.substack.com/ Please subscribe there, and consider pledging to pay for a paid subscription that will give you access to bonus material. A new post has just gone up there: Two great links and one I wish was better. A guest essay in the New York Times arguing that mental ..read more
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Is the DfE keeping files on “education experts” who criticise their policies? Part 3
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
4M ago
My blog will be moving to https://andrewold.substack.com/ after this post. Please subscribe now. The story so far In Part 1, I discussed a series of Observer stories about the DfE “keeping files” on the social media activity of their critics. These stories were based on responses to Subject Access Requests (SARs) made by the individuals ..read more
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Two Stars and a Wish #9: A talk on behaviour; a blog about boys, and an article about reducing exclusions
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
4M ago
I have decided to delay, for a few days, my third post on the Observer’s story about the DfE’s alleged monitoring of education experts. This is because I wish to take a break from the Twitter drama that seems to accompany any mention of that issue. Instead, back to my regular series of posts about ..read more
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Is the DfE keeping files on “education experts” who criticise their policies? Part 2
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
5M ago
My blog will be moving to https://andrewold.substack.com/ before the end of the month. Please subscribe now. The story so far In Part 1, I discussed a series of Observer stories about the DfE “keeping files” on the social media activity of their critics. These were based on responses to Subject Access Requests (SARs) made by the individuals ..read more
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Is the DfE keeping files on “education experts” who criticise their policies? Part 1
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
5M ago
My blog will be moving to https://andrewold.substack.com/ before the end of the month. Please subscribe now. Strange stories about the DfE in the Observer In September, the Observer published a story entitled “Revealed: UK government keeping files on education critics’ social media activity“. Some of the details were about the shenanigans around speakers at DfE-funded conferences, and ..read more
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Two Stars and a Wish #8: Changing your teaching; SEND, and suspensions in Scotland
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
5M ago
My blog will be moving to https://andrewold.substack.com/ before the end of the month. Please subscribe now. Two great links and one I wish was better. An interesting perspective on teachers not making changes to their teaching Improving teaching: getting over the knowing-doing hump The unwillingness of teachers to change their practice is hardly an obscure problem. It’s ..read more
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The worst tactic of school shamers
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
5M ago
The story of how a school was publicly shamed by a troll who used Freedom Of Information to gain the inspection notes and cherrypicked them for criticisms. This ideologically motivated attack came after the school achieved its second Ofsted “outstanding” grade while being led by “Britain’s strictest” headteacher. Britain’s Strictest School In January 2019, Magna ..read more
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Sky News spreading misinformation about exclusions
Scenes From The Battleground
by teachingbattleground
5M ago
My blog will be moving to https://andrewold.substack.com/ before the end of the month. Please subscribe now. Are excluded children responsible for Croydon’s problem with violent crime? There was a recent Sky News report about knife crime in Croydon. You can read it or watch a video here. Or you can read a Twitter thread by ..read more
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