Over on Pragmatic Education Joe Kirby provides his take on
- What makes a great education system?
- What makes great teaching?
- What makes a great curriculum?
- What makes great training (CPD & ITT)?
- What makes great assessment?
- What makes great school leadership?
Mr. Kirby has a distinctly British view. One may have to learn some lingo specific to how folks in Great Britain talk about schools (this isn’t a criticism), but it’s well worth the effort. I’ve not dug through all of his posts, but I’ve read several, including these that will resonate with loyal readers of TE:
- What Sir Ken Got Wrong, a nice take down of the immensely popular and grievously mistaken viral video critique of education by Sir Kenneth Robinson;
- What can we learn from John Hattie, a fairly faithful summary of much of Professor Hattie’s work; and
- What can we learn from Direct Instruction & Siegfried Engelmann?, a nod to DI and Zig with pretty good notes about important features of DI.
I’m virtually certain I’m going to find some entries with which I’ll disagree and some ways of posing ideas that I would recommend be shaded differently, but I’m betting that Mr. Kirby’s posts will provide a lot of fodder for my biases. Highly recommended. His blog is going in the side bar.