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Edfest: Early Reflection

In a repeat of last year, I went to the Festival of Education with my friend and colleague, Tut. To say that Tut was on one this year would be something of an understatement: I put this down to her … Continue reading

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Edfest: Wilson

Gary Wilson is speaking about breaking through barriers to boys’ achievement. I’m late. I hear that boys start the stray from education in around year 8. In 1993 he started to work with the parents. There was an 18% achievement … Continue reading

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Edfest: Claire Fox, Keith Vaz, David Starkey, Katie Hopkins

These four are debating what children should learn for the future, chaired by Alice Thompson. Katie begins. She has advice. Completely reverse our current trend by leaving behind those who are not worth the effort. Social mobility upsets her deeply. … Continue reading

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Edfest: Barton

Geoff is speaking on the habits of the word rich. He’s basing it on a book called the Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, who says that 40% of our daily actions are habits! because the brain is constantly looking … Continue reading

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Edfest: Bristow

Rod Bristow is the head of Pearson and is talking about their new approach to developing assessment, which they have dubbed “The Path to Efficacy”. How can we have a measurable, positive impact on learner lives? The importance of measurement … Continue reading

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Edfest: Blakemore

I have been looking forward to hearing Sarah speak about the teenage brain ever since hearing her at TLAB in March: even though I think much of what she says will be a repeat, I do think I bears repeating. … Continue reading

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Edfest: Adonis

I was sorry I missed Adonis last year, so pleased to have made it for this year’s talk on “Where next?” Back in the mid 1990s with the first national key stage 2 tests, there was a big sense of … Continue reading

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