Rosenshine and why teacher effectiveness research still makes sense, but isn’t the full story.

Rosenshine’s (2012) principles of instruction are deservedly having a bit of a moment in education. This is good news, as they are firmly grounded teacher effectiveness research. This, now quite venerable, field has been one of the more successful parts of educational research in providing valid and reliable findings of relevance to practice.  Historically, teacherContinue reading “Rosenshine and why teacher effectiveness research still makes sense, but isn’t the full story.”

Charter schools can lead to less crime and better civic outcomes, but the impact is small. What does this mean for academies?

Some reflections on academies, charter schools and school effects from reading this very interesting and well-executed paper by Andrew Mc Eachin, Douglas Lauren, Sarah Fuller and Rachel Perrera on Effects of Charter Schools on Behavioral Outcomes, Arrests, and Civic Participation (I have added the working paper for easier access, the final paper was published inContinue reading “Charter schools can lead to less crime and better civic outcomes, but the impact is small. What does this mean for academies?”

The problem with toolkits

The growth of the evidence-based movement is the best thing to happen to education in decades and has led to genuine change for the better in our schools. The most exciting part of this is that it has been a bottom-up movement, led by the profession. Many people and organisations have helped pave the wayContinue reading “The problem with toolkits”