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Tom Brush sur Twitter : "#revision... KS3 Science - Practical investigations - Part 1. Progress 8 – being held to account for every grade, in every subject. Introduction and a note on 2015: From 2016, secondary schools will be held to account using four accountability measures: Attainment 8, Progress 8, the percentage of students who achieve the English Baccalaureate and the percentage of pupils who achieve a grade C in both English and mathematics GCSE.

Progress 8 – being held to account for every grade, in every subject

On this final measure, rumour has it that before he left office Michael Gove had the intention to impose a 50% floor on schools. So having fewer than 50% of pupils achieve both maths and English at grade C will cause a school to be below the floor. This was not going to be announced in advance, so could easily still be the intention. Of these four accountability measures, Progress 8 is going to be by far the most important. Progress 8 has been developed largely by Tim Leunig of the LSE seconded to the DFE, who I’d like to commend on answering questions via twitter (@timleunig) in order to assist schools with understanding Progress 8.

Before I talk about Progress 8, a word on 2015. GCSE scores: This Lab Demonstration Shows The Chemistry Of Fireworks Up Close! Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit. Iconic film The Italian Job ending solved. How to Mirror Android Tablets to Your Whiteboard. Earlier today I blogged about how to show your iPad on a whiteboard in class.

How to Mirror Android Tablets to Your Whiteboard.

Well this is how to do the same with an android tablet. It’s been much more complicated to do this as there are so many different android tablets that are running different versions of the operating system. I’ve tested this using a seven inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Running Android 4.1.1. There are a few apps that do this for you. The trouble is most of them involve rooting your tablet which essentially means taking some of the restrictions off that the manufacturer imposes. I decided not to root my device. You need to buy the VM Lite VNC Server from the Google Play Store.

You then download free PC software from their web site. The first time you set this up you have to connect with a usb cable. Even though mine works fine it still says ”No android decice is connected.” You can’t scale the window. A bit fiddly but it works! Rosenshine. The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track - Amy Gallo. There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on.

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track - Amy Gallo

As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity? What the Experts SayThe good news is that meeting management isn’t rocket science; you probably already know what you should be doing. The bad news is that keeping your meeting on track takes discipline, and few people make the effort to get it right. “The fact is people haven’t thought about how to run a good meeting, or they’ve never been trained, or they’re simply too busy,” says Bob Pozen, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, senior fellow at Brookings Institute, and author of Extreme Productivity. Make the purpose clearYou can head off a lot of problems by stating the reason for getting together right up front. Control the sizeMeetings can get out of control if there are too many people in the room. Do: Generic grade descriptors and supplementary subject-specific guidance for inspectors on making judgements during subject survey visits to schools.

UCAS, Personal Statements and all that: advice for those advising applicants. On Saturday 28th September The Brilliant Club and Teach First’s Higher Education Access Programme for Schools (HEAPS) co-organised and ran a small conference for pupils that we work with who are applying for Oxbridge and competitive courses such as Law, Veterinary Sciences and Medicine.

UCAS, Personal Statements and all that: advice for those advising applicants

It served as a reminder for me about both how difficult and how simple the process of guiding Sixth Formers through the application process can truly be. Here I have first outlined what I see as the two main challenges when proofing statements, then identified a couple of reminders about what needs to be kept simple. Finally, I have put down some top tips for Sixth Form tutors and anyone helping out with the whole process. What’s so difficult? Embarras de richesses. Known knowns. Too damn humble. Melodrama. What should be kept simple? Analyse, don’t narrate. 11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life. Science club. Chemistry. Physics.

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