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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

Why ‘just reading’ might make more of a difference than teaching reading

June 22 2019

Few people would disagree that improving children's reading ability would make a good thing. Not only would it open up greater opportunities in life, it would boost their cognitive development and increase the likelihood of them being able to access an academic curriculum. One barrier to children being able to comprehend what they read is [...]

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A few thoughts about teaching poetry

June 03 2019

It is, I hope, uncontroversial to say that poetry is not a popular art form. While it's wonderful to hear the sales of poetry rose by 12% in 2018, with over 1.3 million volumes sold, that's dwarfed by the 190.9 million books sold in the UK in the same year, and is still a lot [...]

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