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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

Making Kids Cleverer

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

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.…

Author Blog

If you tolerate this then your children will be next

March 16 2019

What kinds of poor behaviour should we tolerate? How much should we tolerate? There's a wellspring of opinion that zero tolerance is too much, that we ought to tolerate some poor behaviour, but how much? I don't think anyone would be prepared to argue that we should tolerate 100%, so is 50% OK? 25%? 10%? [...]

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Ofsted and deeper learning: it’s like learning, but deeper

March 13 2019

Recently, I was contacted by a school who wanted some help working on 'deeper learning'. I asked them what they meant to which they replied, "Oh, we were hoping you'd tell us!" According to the school's last Ofsted report, the school is not outstanding because, "Teaching is not consistently of the highest quality because deeper learning [...]

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