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EPISODE 15: BLUEBERRIES, BLUE MONDAY, RED WINE & MINDSETS

Not a new Scottish pop band, but a healthy dose of education news with our old friend (sorry, friend of long standing) Sarah Burgess, National Manager with the UFA. We missed Jay, who was not feeling too well tonight (must have been the equaliser at Anfield on Sunday).

Graham Donaldson just retired from Scottish HMI has produced a report on the future of professional development and teacher training. Maybe some parallels south of the border.

Gove Compare or ‘go compare” your school value for money, more data to overwhelm you with -is it valid, useful or just confusing? Link to story at Dfe and BBC:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/b0072409/background/
and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12175480

(Photo by “bosshog”)

Blueberries: Matthew explains his craving for the latest brain food, from an article in Scientific American Mind, and a lab rat will be hosting next weeks show.

We were delighted to welcome Sarah Burgess who gave us a resume on Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets and why saying the right thing, giving the best learning feedback is so important and how a simple “well done” may not be the best thing after all. Important stuff. Sarah has some links for you:

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