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Slant, nonsense, rude words and delegation | The Magazine Debrief
In this episode we talk through the 25 September issue of Tes. Grainne Hallahan talks about using the wrong language with students, Dan Worth discusses delegation and Jon Severs looks at the feature from this week that asks whether the SLANT behaviour management technique cognitively overloads pupils...
How to build a successful learner
“We overvalue early specialisation and under-value generalisation,” states David Epstein (https://davidepstein.com/).
That’s a criticism not just of the sports world that has been the focus of much of the journalist and writer's previous work, but the world in general, and that includes education.
Epstein explains how we have come to believe that success comes from deliberate practice in a single domain – so to become a world-class golfer, or scientist, or writer, we need to start practising that skill intensely from a very early age. And more broadly than that, we see expertise in any given subject or domain as the product of specific practice within that domain.
This is all wrong, he says.
Trust, popularity and make-up
In this week's episode of the Tes magazine debrief podcast we chat about:
how trust between the government and teachers fell apart over the last six months
whether it's important your pupils like you or not
and the complex politics of make-up in schools - for both pupils and teachers.
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Is the Covid science actually useful for schools? With Dr Kat Arney
“There is no right answer [on Covid],” laments science broadcaster and writer Dr Kat Arney. And that’s not good news for schools trying to find the ‘right’ route through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking on the latest episode of Tes Podagogy (which you can watch and listen to below), Arney - author of Herding Hemingway's Cats and How to Code a Human - explains that the past six months have brought all the existing problems with science communication to the forefront, and “ramped them up to 11”.
And that’s left schools in a tricky position.
How can we avoid the intervention trap? | The Magazine Debrief
In this episode, the team discusses the 11 September issue of Tes. We talk about the over feature from professor Rob Webster, who warns of the many intervention traps schools may fall into as they attempt to 'catch children up' academically. We also discuss this issue's Focus On - which looks at whether schools are drowning in 'b******t'.
WARNING: This episode does contain language that some may find offensive.
Why education is still failing to create equity - with professor ED HIrsch
“The reason we are having so many issues in the US,” states ED Hirsch, emeritus professor at the University of Virginia (https://www.virginia.edu/), “is that there isn’t that commonality of culture, and for any human tribe to stick together they need that commonality.”
For Hirsch, the lack of that commonality - causing huge political rifts and leading to protests such as the Black Lives Matter movement - is down to a failure of education.
And in this episode, he explains why that has happened and how we can fix it.
You can watch this interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMpX033XR7w&feature=youtu.be