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Dominic Collard

Passing it back

By Dominic Collard | 3rd Jul 2015
A dyper bank in Utah, a literacy scheme for London's young 'pirates', and a shelter for South African street kids; just some of the not-for-profits that our employees support when they're not doing the day …
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Gillian Seely

Sometimes, more coffee = better social mobility

By Gillian Seely | 3rd Jul 2015
This week, our CEO John Fallon spent time at the Aspen Ideas Festival. While there, he joined Michael Crow of Arizona State University, Blair Taylor of Starbucks and Amanda Ripley of the Atlantic on a …
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Dominic Collard

When exams fail

By Dominic Collard | 2nd Jul 2015
Guess which government wrote this about their education system? “Education in this nation is still lagging behind… Our concept of education and our teaching contents and methodology are relatively outdated, schoolwork burdens on primary and middle …
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Shilpi Niyogi

The hunt for higher graduation rates

By Shilpi Niyogi | 29th Jun 2015
Oregon, in the north-west of the United States, has the lowest graduation rate of any state in the country. Their new Governor, Kate Brown, was exceptionally blunt in her assessment of the situation: “Graduation rates are …
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Gillian Seely

“The Death Train”: A lesson in listening

By Gillian Seely | 26th Jun 2015
Educators:  Every student sitting in your classroom has a very real story to tell. Are you listening? Last month, I joined our CEO, John Fallon, and a few other colleagues on a visit to a high school …
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Putting distractions aside: a teacher’s thoughts on the #HattiePapers

By Maxine Lyseight | 25th Jun 2015
One week on from the release of John Hattie's call to arms for education policymakers, we're bringing you another reflection from the front line of teaching. Here's Mary Graham, a member of our Teachability community …
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Rod Bristow

The extraordinary in the everyday

By Rod Bristow | 25th Jun 2015
In the east end of London, the name of Richard Cloudesley rings loud. By all accounts a man of modest achievement, the school to which he gave his name is anything but. His life is …
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Dominic Collard

The march of progress

By Dominic Collard | 23rd Jun 2015
The first thing you notice about Wellington College is the enormity of it all. Its driveway looms long into the distance, flanked by acres of manicured lawns on either side. As our bus meanders along, …
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Amar Kumar

#HattiePapers: The conversation is missing your voice

By Amar Kumar | 22nd Jun 2015
As a former teacher, I tend to view any one argument that claims to hold the key to improving education with some suspicion. Smaller class sizes, better school buildings, more high-profile “super principals”: the wishlist …
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Developing the “invisible assessment”

By Maxine Lyseight | 18th Jun 2015
Dr Kristen DiCerbo, Lead at Pearson's Center for Learning Science and Technology, offers her take on John Hattie's What doesn't work in education: The politics of distraction, looking specifically at how assessment might evolve in the …
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Toward collaborative expertise: a teacher’s thoughts on the #HattiePapers

By Maxine Lyseight | 18th Jun 2015
Now that the recent research from John Hattie has been out for a few days, we wanted to hear what kinds of conversation it has sparked among the people Hattie places at the epicentre of …
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#HattiePapers: the infographic

By Maxine Lyseight | 16th Jun 2015
  This post is one of several on the #HattiePapers, research papers from John Hattie on what makes the biggest impact on student progress, and what gets in the way. Read the papers at and …
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