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David Didau

David Didau is a freelance writer, blogger, speaker, trainer and author. He started his award-winning blog, The Learning Spy, in 2011 to express the constraints and irritations of ordinary teachers, detail the successes and failures within his own classroom, and synthesise his years of teaching experience through the lens of educational research and cognitive psychology. Since then he has spoken at various national conferences, has directly influenced Ofsted and has worked with the Department for Education to consider ways in which teachers’ workload could be reduced.

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Publications by David Didau

The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson

Another from Jackie Beere’s ‘Perfect’ stable, this simple but effective…

The Secret of Literacy

Literacy? That’s someone else’s job, isn’t it? This…

What if everything you knew about education was wrong?

Forewords by Professor Robert Bjork and Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam.…

What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong? (Paperback edition)

Forewords by Professor Robert Bjork and Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam.…

Making Kids Cleverer

In Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage…

Author Blog

Do detentions work?

April 29 2019

When I was a student I was given a lot of detentions. After some particularly appalling behaviour on a French exchange trip I was given two months of 1 hour after school detentions. This was a big deal as I lived about 15 miles away from my school and needed to get two buses home. [...]

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Should we scrap SATs? Cautiously, yes

April 20 2019

Earlier this week, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn turned up at the NEU annual conference with some crowd pleasing ideas. The most eye-catching of these was that he would, if elected, scrap SATs, saying, "We need to prepare children for life, not just exams". Cue rapturous applause from the assembled trade unionists. None of this is [...]

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