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Dominic Collard

The hallmarks of a great classroom

By Dominic Collard | 29th Oct 2014
As students, as teachers, as visiting parents, we've all stepped into a classroom and thought "Wow! What if every classroom in the world could work like this." But what's behind that 'wow'; what are the …
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Carol Chin

The past to a better future

By Carol Chin | 28th Oct 2014
Enrolling in Northern Kentucky University as a 42 year old freshman has been a life changing adventure for Chris Hammann, a Marine Corps veteran and father of three. Working as a heavy equipment operator for the …
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John Tweeddale

Inspiring the evidence

By John Tweeddale | 28th Oct 2014
There is an increasing amount of talk in the education community around efficacy and learning outcomes; much of which I’m proud to say has been inspired by Pearson’s lead. But the vocabulary of those conversations …
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Amar Kumar

Taking change all the way to the edges

By Amar Kumar | 22nd Oct 2014
In the past four decades, the world has made spectacular strides to get children into schools and young adults into universities. But despite this great progress, there has been a lack of focus on what …
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Amanda Gardiner

Partnerships that build a better world

By Amanda Gardiner | 17th Oct 2014
Amanda Gardiner is our director of partnerships, working her way around the globe to join forces with organisations that share our vision that education can build a better world. She took some time out of …
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Lionel Barber

Changing attitudes from the top

By Lionel Barber | 16th Oct 2014
"... attitudes are changing. They've not changed, but they're changing." The words of Lionel Barber, editor of The Financial Times, on the launch of the FT Executive Diversity report, which includes a list of the top …
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Sir Michael Barber

The 10 things that make a great 21st century teacher

By Sir Michael Barber | 10th Oct 2014
Speaking to the Jamaica Teaching Council, Michael Barber runs through his 10 characteristics for what makes an excellent teacher in the 21st century. According to Michael, it begins with having high expectations for your students, continues …
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A milestone worth marking, but miles still to go

By Abu Bundu-Kamara | 9th Oct 2014
Birthdays are traditionally a time for celebration, but some become milestones and moments for reflection; a time to appreciate just how far we have come, whilst casting an eye towards the future. Yesterday evening at our …
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John Fallon

One story worth sharing: Community College Preparatory Academy

By John Fallon | 8th Oct 2014
Washington DC’s reputation as a city of stark contrasts is well known - and it applies as much to education as any other slice of life. Half of the city’s adult residents hold a bachelor’s …
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Katelyn Donnelly

The seeds of big solutions

By Katelyn Donnelly | 7th Oct 2014
Conversations about how education has the power to change the world can sometimes get overly abstract; too much of the policy and grand visions, not enough of the practice and implementation. We try to remind …
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Dominic Collard

What makes a great teacher?

By Dominic Collard | 3rd Oct 2014
What makes a teacher great, and how can we help young teachers reach that standard? We gathered a community of teachers and researchers in London to discuss what the latest data is telling us. Read the …
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Finding your voice through literacy

By Jodie Lopez | 2nd Oct 2014
Before Jodie Lopez joined Pearson, she was a teacher. Inspired by the experience of one little girl in her class, she set-up Getting Into Literacy, a project which uses digital tools to enhance literacy skills. Perhaps …
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