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Learning by Heart: Poetry comes to Physics

Part 1: Poetry by Heart This week at KEGS we published the latest in our Learning Lessons series. This issue documents a fabulously exciting project masterminded by our Head of English, the esteemed Dr David Greenwood.  David and two colleagues, French teacher Alex Steele and Latin teacher Frank Garcia, all teach the same Year 7 … Continue reading

Un-Masking Problems with Learning: Jacardi’s Tale and other Stories

“We did 18s at my old school.”  Jacardi Jacardi joined us after transferring from another school.  He missed our baseline test, we didn’t receive any other data but we just hoped we’d get up to speed with his needs.  He was a bit of a mystery; articulate and outwardly confident but also something of a … Continue reading

Punter’s Guide to Essay Writing

Over the last few years I’ve learned a great deal as an observer of the complex process of teaching students to write essays so that they gain maximum credit in examinations.  Working with the English Department through a series of exam marking scandals and supporting our History Department, which I line-manage, I’ve picked up a … Continue reading

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