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Samuel Elliott

Samuel Elliott has been a classroom teacher since 2016. Having grown up, lived in and taught in deprived areas affords Samuel key insights into misbehaviour that many teachers lack. These experiences informed his approaches in his trainee and NQT years, which, combined with his research into behavioural psychology, have since given rise to a pedagogy that borrows from both traditional and progressive philosophies.

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ASBO Teacher

In ASBO Teacher: An irreverent guide to surviving in challenging…

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A Brief History of Rote Learning

May 08 2021

One quick Google search seemingly tells me all I need to know about rote learning: ‘a memorisation technique based on repetition. Alternatives to rote learning include meaningful learning, associative learning, and active learning.’ What I find curious is that ‘rote learning’ should be made to stand so aloof, like an exile in an educational hinterland,Continue reading "A Brief History of Rote Learning"

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The Power of Explicit Teaching, Direct Instruction, and Choo-Choo Trains

March 22 2021

I don’t understand why so many EduTwitter profiles have an assortment of random letters for a header. Don’t get me wrong, I’m buzzing for Mr Kirby that he’s a Learnacy Champion, curriculum phase coordinator, in addition to having an IB, BA, CPD, QTS, HMRC, and DVLA or whatever. The guy teaches Year 4 and hereContinue reading "The Power of Explicit Teaching, Direct Instruction, and Choo-Choo Trains"

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