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What educational guff is winding you up the most?
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Justagame · 26/02/2020 23:27

I could list a few; teach like chump, coaching, sporting analogies, endless acronyms and those motivational quotes with inspiring images just to really help you understand the power of the message. Are there any schools that aren't full of this shite at the moment?

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Sittinonthefloor · 26/02/2020 23:29

Coaching, growth mindset, flipped learning!

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noblegiraffe · 26/02/2020 23:31

Nothing is more poisonous in schools than the fad for restorative conversations over a proper, escalating series of sanctions.

But also knowledge organisers can do one. Why are we continually seeking ways to give ourselves more work to do and the kids less?

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GivenchyDahhling · 26/02/2020 23:35

Came here to say flipped learning and knowledge organisers but been beaten to it on both counts. It doesn’t help that they are both particularly unhelpful for my subject (maths) but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get to enjoy all the CPD on it 🙄🙄

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Justagame · 26/02/2020 23:37

Growth mindset! Argh. I feel your pain. Feedback loop anyone?

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monkeytennis97 · 27/02/2020 02:53

Agree knowledge organisers. In my day (as a pupil) this is something I would have made to help my revision.

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cdtaylornats · 27/02/2020 11:56

Meanwhile in the Socialist paradise of Scotland

www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4815330/fuming-parents-blast-john-swinney-over-porn-anal-sex-and-transgender-id-lessons/

The meeting discussing this were reminded that it was being livestreamed so some of the material being proposed for 6+ was not suitable.

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Justagame · 27/02/2020 17:49

Knowledge organisers - would only possibly make sense if there weren't already printed affordable revision guides available...the crap we shove together at the last minute to meet an unrealistic deadline is not an improvement on what CGP produce. FFS.

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noideaatallreally · 27/02/2020 18:20

Learning Walks
ACES
Paul bloody Dix and his restorative conversations and handshakes

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 27/02/2020 18:37

Members of SLT who have been teaching for less than 5 minutes, who behave as if they not only know everything but thought of it all personally.

Intervention.

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Justagame · 27/02/2020 18:56

Ah the fast track SLT generation where everything is still a novelty for them.

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Feenie · 27/02/2020 19:00

Fucking shout out boards. Why wouldn't you just say it to someone's face?!! Hmm

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Playdoughbum · 27/02/2020 19:01

Paul Dix
Growth mindset
Bad behaviour being our fault. We just aren’t meeting their needs. (Disclaimer- there often is a trauma or SEND, just as often a child who has had no boundaries).

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 27/02/2020 19:41

Yes to bad behaviour being the fault of the teacher - usually said by a member of SLT who's been teaching for 5 minutes.

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Justagame · 27/02/2020 20:05

What's a shout out board??

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Piggywaspushed · 27/02/2020 20:33

noble did you see TeacherTapp results from yesterday about RJ? Ground my gears proper.

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Feenie · 27/02/2020 20:35

You put post it notes on to give a colleague a 'push-up' about something they've done well.

Then you tick the box on the SDP for Wellbeing and everything is brilliant, obvs

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Justagame · 27/02/2020 20:42

Good God. Shout out walls sound so shit. I'm sorry you have to endure that.

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noblegiraffe · 27/02/2020 21:11

Yes piggy Angry I think the issue was they mentioned restorative conversations as part of a behaviour policy which most people do (chat in the corridor etc) and is fine. Then muddled it with restorative justice about getting kids to sort problems face to face.

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SleightOfMind · 27/02/2020 21:15

What the screaming hell is a restorative conversation with sanctions?

It sounds so sinister.

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mumtomaxwell · 27/02/2020 21:39

We’ve got one better than a shout out board - a whole fucking post box!!!!! We put twee little thank you cards in it, and once a week one is drawn out and that lucky person gets a ‘prize’!!!!!

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mumtomaxwell · 27/02/2020 21:40

I sat through CPD on retrieval practice.... ground breaking stuff - ask questions that get harder! And then kids make progress! Who knew?! 20 years I’ve waited to learn that! Hmm

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worstofbothworlds · 27/02/2020 21:46

I'm a lecturer and we have to endure being told to do flipped classrooms too.
I do know more than my students and when I ask them to read up about things before the seminar they all hide behind their laptops. And they can just not come.

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Justagame · 27/02/2020 21:47

I'm still waiting for the CPD session in which I walk out thinking 'that was useful'. One day.

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Justagame · 27/02/2020 21:53

'Flipped learning' is an attempt to pave the way for e-learning. A chosen few will become 'curriculum co-ordinators' and there will be no need for expensive teachers with all their holidays and extortionate pensions.

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GuyFawkesDay · 27/02/2020 21:55

Non negotiables.

Shudder.

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