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    Independent learning and coaching

    By Iain Henderson
    If there were a competition to find a concept most consistently misunderstood or misrepresented in education, independent learning would have a good chance of a gold medal.  Until recently, coaching might well have beaten it.
    So what do we mean by independent learning?Â
    Firstly, it is far, far wider than just learning. Read More

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    Independent Learning: ‘Desirable Difficulties’ part 1.

    “The most fundamental goals of education are long-term goals. As teachers and educators, we want targeted knowledge and skills to be acquired in a way that makes them durable and flexible.” – R. Read More

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    Learning and Research Journal Volume 1.

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    What does Growth Mindset and Grit Mean to Students?

    This year we appointed a student research council to help us in a number of areas:
    – To provide us with a student perspective in the research we were engaging with.
    – To co-design and pilot test surveys and data collection.
    – To inform the school leadership about implementing new approaches. Read More

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    “They Are Simply Teenagers” – A Unique Collaboration

    by Jarlath O’Brien, head of Carwarden House
    One of the defining problems in the British education system is the significant distance that exists between phases and sectors. Secondary teachers can mistrust primary colleagues (“They’re not really Level 5 are they?); state teachers can resent teachers in the independent sector (“Of course their results are great. Read More

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    Growth Mindset Resources

    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    “With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Read More

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    Navigating research: A guide for teachers and school leaders

    Guest post by Dr. Richard FarrowÂ
    Part of the problem with the current rush to research has been that in making things accessible, well-meaning organisations such as the Sutton Trust have divorced teachers even further from actual research by publishing guides summarising findings. Read More