In which Leon and Alex discuss why we've been off air; a bit of feedback including from Alex's nearest and dearest; our move to SoundCloud for our uncut interviews (let us know what you think); why Alex is joining a hip new choir; Daisy Christodolou's new book on Assessment; Comparative judgement with Christian Bokhove; some blog based book reviews; some education articles in the news and a bit of a rant; and some non-negotiables with another rant. We also have another book review.
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Tonight's show notes
Making Good Progress - Daisy Christodolou https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Good-Progress-Assessment-Learning/dp/0198413602
Daisy Christodoulou on twitter: https://twitter.com/daisychristo
Daisy has blogged about her book here: https://thewingtoheaven.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/making-good-progress-the-future-of-assessment-for-learning/
Christian Bokhove on twitter: https://twitter.com/cbokhove
Christian has blogged about Daisy's book here: https://bokhove.net/2017/02/13/notes-on-making-good-progress-summary-blog/
No More Marking: https://www.nomoremarking.com/
Using Comparative Judgement to rank Physics concept statements
Quirky Teacher's blogs on books
Cleverlands by Lucy Crehan https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cleverlands-Secrets-Success-Education-Superpowers/dp/1783522739
Becky Allen's article on reliability of Ofsted http://schoolsweek.co.uk/ofsted-inspections-are-unreliable-by-design/
George Monbiot in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/15/robots-schools-teaching-children-redundant-testing-learn-future
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - review by Cat Campbell https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BBA6FOI
Here are some upcoming events: The events are targeting all school leaders in the Hackney (1st March), Manchester (7th March) and Birmingham (15th March) areas for our three events and want to direct school leaders to www.innovatemyschool.com/upcoming-events