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10 Ways to Green Your School – Words By J.H. Fearless

10 Ways to Green Your School  by J.H. Fearless A Guide for Students and Parents Twenty percent of Americans go to school every day. That’s 60 million students, teachers, faculty, and staff who work and learn on our nation’s campuses. And while many schools struggle with funding, standards, and behavior, the issues of the environment […]

The fetish of marking – Words by David Didau The Learning Spy

“Even the most valuable fetishes will turn into dusts and ashes!” Mehmet Murat Ildan Fetishism hasn’t always been about rubber and high heels. The word originates from the Portuguesefeitico, meaning an object or charm of false power. When explorers first encountered native religions in West Africa, whatever talismans or totems the locals revered were dismissed […]

The Myth of Progress – Words by David Didau

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” C. S. Lewis We tend to believe that things are getting better, that mankind is on a journey to […]

Whose research is it anyway? – Words By David Didau The Learning Spy.

  The TES reports today that Professor Hattie, the crown prince of education research, isn’t much keen on teachers conducting research in their classrooms. Apparently he thinks we should leave education research in the hands of academics. Because, I assume, they know best. Now I’m certain TES journos have rubbed this particular story vigorously on […]