James Butterworth

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Why did we run out of carbon dioxide?

Source: The Hit Man<p>With global warming, ‘carbon dioxide shortage’ may sound bewildering. But that is what Europe, and in particular the UK, …

Replacing blackboards with interactive whiteboards was a waste of money, Education Secretary says

Replacing blackboards with interactive whiteboards was a waste of money which did not help pupils’ learning, the Education Secretary has said.<p>Damian Hinds is today urging headteachers to embrace modern technology as a classroom aide.<p>But he acknowledged that ministers’ attempts to harness digital …

And the winner is… testing!

3-Star learning experiences<i>Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen</i>When you ask learners how they study or how they prepare for a test, it’s likely that …

The Myth of Passive Learning

Every once in a while it happens…it’s called insight in my psychology class; that ah-ha moment when the light bulb switches on in your head. This may …

Overcoming the Ebbinghaus Effect-How soon we forget - E-Learning Council

In 1885, Herman Ebbinghaus did an experiment where subjects memorized a list of meaningless three letter words and tracked how quickly his subjects …

Impressively wrong- why Alfie Kohn’s advice on running rooms is not great

<b>Enough is enough- it's time to stop taking bad advice about behaviour when children's futures are at stake</b><p>Years ago I waited tables in TGI Fridays, …

AfL in Science: Dylan Wiliam Responds

<i>Professor Wiliam’s essay below represents the end of the AfL In Science Symposium. We are extremely grateful to him for offering to be involved as</i> …

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills – Carl Hendrick

Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called ‘situational awareness’ that involves ‘the …

Nerve agents: what are they and how do they work?

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition in a hospital in Salisbury, UK, following exposure to an unknown …

Nerve Agents

Financial Times

<b>Many of these wonders are a bit of a trek but all are worth the mileage. Others are located in more familiar places such as Istanbul, Agra or Rome</b> …

Assessment time

Mary Evans Picture Library/HENRY GRANT<p>With a few exceptions, 1905 was an unremarkable year in British history. At home, the women’s suffrage movement …

The nature of school science knowledge and why Adam’s SLT was wrong

<i>This is part 2 in the AFL in Science symposium. Read the rest of the series:</i><p><i>Part 1: Introduction by Adam Boxer</i><p>Part 4: Validity of formative …

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

By Jeff Guo<p>Jeff Guo<p>Bio<p>For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the …

Laptops

Less is More: Simple Formative Assessment Strategies in the Classroom

I’m not sure when, but at some point in education, it became popular to make instruction more complex. The more steps and/or manipulatives you could …

Cognitive Load Theory and Applications in the Classroom

<b>*The following article featured on NobaProject.com December 6, 2018. Here’s a link to the original</b> …

Pedagogy

Why didn’t you tell me? 5 things I wish I had been told sooner

Like many others, there are things I have learned in recent years that it would have been really helpful to have been told about earlier on in my …

Unsafe slime? How bad is borax, really?

Slime is a fun bit of chemistry that anyone can do – but how safe is it?<p>It’s August, which means it’s the school summer holidays in the UK and, as is …

Five ways to damage a good school

As teachers in the northern hemisphere reflect on the past school year and consider the new one to come, it falls to me to channel my inner …

Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom

As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students’ shopping wish lists: a …

Anna Atkins

As a research project for my Masters in History of Art at the University of Sussex, I’ve been working at the Royal Society Library, cataloguing and …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

How Chemistry Implicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad | American Council on Science and Health

If someone is going to commit mass murder of innocent civilians, it's not too much of a stretch to assume that he's going to lie about it. Which is …

The Problem with Past Papers

Over the weekend I had the joy of watching my little boy, Noah, play one of his football matches (there was a little pain too – just don’t mention …

Good direct instruction – practical suggestions. (2 of 3)

Sound subject knowledge and perfect learning behaviour are the foundations of good didactic explanation but, of course, strong delivery is necessary …

Didau’s Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the science of classification. As such it’s useful for ordering items within a domain into different categories. Contrary to popular …

‘Ken Robinson is a teacher-basher: schools must stop listening to his Panglossian ideas’

At the "Power and Possibility of Individualised Learning" event held in Minneapolis recently, Sir Ken Robinson (<i>pictured</i>) reiterated the claim that …

Why mini-plenaries are a waste of time

<i>Plenary</i> is an interesting word. It originally meant absolute, without reservation or qualification. The pope used to offer plenary indulgences to …

Truth is a lost game in Turkey. Don’t let the same thing happen to you | Ece Temelkuran

We in Turkey found, as you in Europe and the US are now finding, that the new truth-building process does not require facts. But we learned it too late<p>In Turkey we observe how even tragedy plays a role in manipulative government and post-truth repression. The terrorist outrage last week in central …

Erdogan’s war on the market economy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s shift from a reformist to an authoritarian path has been accompanied by an insistent narrative that a “supreme mind” …

Interest Rates

The chemistry in your cuppa

‘Now I’m going to teach you how to slurp,’ says Kathryn Sinclair, senior brand ambassador at British tea firm Twinings. ‘We taste from the olfactory …