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Proof that boys CAN love writing

Listen to this boy in Year 6 at Heathfield Primary speak about the impact of blogging on his learning: listen to ‘Huzaifa tells us why he loves blogging!’ on Audioboo Says it all really!

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Announcing Blogging Workshops January 2013

As I think most people now know, I will be heading out as a freelance learning enthusiast from January 2013. I begin my Headship part time for 3 days a week on February 4th allowing 2 days per week freelance from February. It seems only fitting that my first three events as a freelance consultant […]

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November 25, 2012
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Numeracy League

Try the following with a small group of pupils that don’t have a good grasp of multiplication facts. Take a blog, a Google Spreadsheet, some pupils who don’t have a huge grasp of multiplication facts and timer. Ask each child to give themselves a football style team name and explain how the league points are […]

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November 18, 2012
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Heathfield’s got curves!

I have listened with interest a few times now to Prof. Stephen Heppell and Juliette Heppell talk about the impact and research behind curves and how curves can be used in learning spaces to create flexible learning environments. Heathfield Primary School doesn’t have a curve in it at all. It is a 1970’s building made […]

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Punctuation Points

To REALLY get your boys (shhh… and girls) crazy and conscientious about punctuation, create Punctuation Points. Keep these in a high profile place at the front of your classroom: Full Stop = 2 points Comma = 1 point Inverted Commas = 3 points Question Mark = 5 points Exclamation Mark = 5 points Colon = […]

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November 8, 2012
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It’s an entitlement!

As I plot and plan my new direction as I announced in this post, I keep thinking of some words that Dylan Wiliam spoke at a conference of his I attended recently. “Research shows that it matters not which school a child goes to but which class a child is in which determines how much […]

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November 1, 2012