Steve’s back and plugged in again, well Matthew missed me anyway.
Frothing tonight over the performance related pay story in England:
Press release from the DfE: “Government sets out case for reforming teachers’ pay to attract and retain the best in the profession”: http://dfe.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00209099/government-sets-out-case-for-reforming-teachers-pay
The story is covered by Jessica Shepherd in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/may/16/michael-gove-schools-teachers-pay
We mentioned Emma’s blog on performance related pay: http://emma-dudley.blogspot.co.uk/ tweeting @dudders7
Are you ready to send your ten minute teaching video in for assessment? Your pay rise might depend on it! See New York Times Story: “Move to Outsource Teacher Licensing Process Draws Protest”: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/education/new-procedure-for-teaching-license-draws-protest.html?ref=education
“Delay school entry until six, researchers urge” By Katherine Sellgren. Matthew a bit vexed by the journalism and issues of evidence
Malcom Gladwell’s Blink makes a brief appearance as Matthew presents the voice of reason and calm amongst the froth: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blink-Power-Thinking-Without-ebook/dp/B002VISNAS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337201572&sr=8-2