Tag Archives: Research

You’re Getting Off First Or I’m Gonna Die!

This morning Angela Duckworth, Million-Dollar MacArthur Genius, U-Penn psychology professor and star author of Grit, spoke in central London about the importance of hard work. No matter the field, whether spelling bees or military training academies, her work has proved one thing: … Continue reading

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Evidence of what? Current Limits of Positivism in Education

In his recent paper for the Secretary of State for Education, Building Evidence into Education (2013), scientist Ben Goldacre lays out a series of proposals for improving the evidence base of schooling based on successes in the field of health. research on … Continue reading

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The Importance of Learning

I’ve just published a short essay in Teach First’s Policy First Publication. The paper outlines 10 policy recommendations to overcome key barriers to student learning in the 30% most disadvantaged schools in the country (as measured on the IDACI). My chapter … Continue reading

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Why Teachers Aren’t Like Quarterbacks

I wrote this short piece on teacher development for Teach First in response to a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell in which he  likens new teachers in the classroom to College quarterbacks starting in the NFL. He’s guilty of … Continue reading

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