There’s nothing more satisfying than winning a staff-room or pub argument about what works and what doesn’t by quoting effect sizes. There they are, in black and white: stats that show you are right. Homework is rubbish, class sizes don’t matter, feedback is king. However, my concern is that effect sizes in the hands of … Continue reading The Effect Size Effect
The Vantage Point: Lessons of a First Year in Leadership
The Vantage Point: Things I've Learned this Year I’ve just finished my first year in a senior leadership role at a new school and wanted to get across some thoughts about what I’ve learned. A version of this will feature on Craig Barton’s podcast so if you’d rather listen to that (and hear from much … Continue reading The Vantage Point: Lessons of a First Year in Leadership
High impact, low cost professional learning
A couple of years ago I was heading off on a course. I had to get a train there so set off early enough to arrive with time to spare for a caffeine fix. I armed myself with some reading for the train, having just bought John Tomsett’s ‘This Much I Know About Love Over … Continue reading High impact, low cost professional learning
Electric Dreams: from digital philosophy to the classroom
Kranzberg's First Law: "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral."