Tag Archives: Daily Telegraph

The ten second challenge goes viral

Over two decades of teaching I have practised the ten second challenge which gives pupils who commit occasional minor misdemeanours (such as forgetting a book) the opportunity to talk their way out of a punishment.  Rather than copying out lines, … Continue reading

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Mixed ability classes are ‘a curse’ on bright pupils

So said the Daily Telegraph.  This is a fairly predictable headline for a right wing paper.  The ‘news’ in the story is that this is the view of Sir Michael Wilshaw, the Chief Inspector of Schools who has a refreshingly no … Continue reading

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Standing up for the class of 2012

Michael Gove started it, journalists promoted it, and middle aged men and women across the land joined in with a chorus of “exams were harder in my day”. The world seems full of BIMDYs who back in their day were fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Examination malpractice

Allegations by the Daily Telegraph that Exam Boards may have been caught cheating in the advice they give teachers have shocked politicians and the media. However in some ways the alleged cheating is a product of the examinations system created … Continue reading

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