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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

Skill=knowledge+practice

January 11 2019

Over the years I've thought a lot about whether we should be teaching knowledge or skills. The debate has moved on a lot in recent years and today it's rare to find anyone arguing against teaching knowledge but there are many who would still advocate for a balance of knowledge and skills. The more I [...]

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Making Kids #Cleverer – Conclusion: Shifting the bell curve

January 11 2019

This is the final post in a series of chapter summaries of the arguments made in my new book, Making Kids Cleverer. The rest of the series can be found here. And so, we finally reach the conclusion. Here I explicitly take on the arguments of Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein in The Bell Curve. They argue that the [...]

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