Attainment

Do we need differentiation?

After research and gleaning the opinions of 5,000 teachers, Ian Taylor explores some of the questionable techniques being used and ponders if we need to do it at all.
https://www.tes.com/magazine/article/we-need-talk-about-differentiation-schools

Educational psychologists critique approaches

Research on what works on closing the poverty-related attainment gap.
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/research/national-action-enquiry-programme-reports-2018-19

Think differently about dyslexia

A global charity run by successful dyslexics. Resources and reports providing evidence that Dyslexia is a super-power!
http://madebydyslexia.org/

Scottish Attainment Challenge on the National Improvement Hub

The Scottish Attainment Challenge is about achieving equity in educational outcomes, with a focus on closing the poverty-related attainment gap.
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/scottish-attainment-challenge/

RAiSE – Raising Aspirations in Science Education

A partnership to create motivating and inspiring STEM opportunities for young people.
https://www.thewoodfoundation.org.uk/developing-young-people-in-scotland/raise/

Which variables have the greatest impact on student achievement?

The Visible LearningTM research base is the culmination of 25 years of work to answer this question.
http://www.visiblelearningmetax.com/

Youth work guide for schools

Learn how youth work helps close the attainment gap.
https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/media/3914/youth-work-a-guide-for-schools.pdf

“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like”

Every kid needs a champion – the awesome Rita Pierson.
https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion/up-next

Anxiety in the classroom

What it looks like and why it’s mistaken for something else.
https://childmind.org/article/classroom-anxiety-in-children/