Maybe class size does matter after all?

The key to a better education system is – by all accounts – to ensure we have better teachers.  Hard to argue with that isn’t it? And just for the record I’m all for enhancing teacher quality – who would argue against it? It’s just I’m not keen on the way that the phrase – teacher quality […]

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“Class Size” debate just got farcical…

A couple of weeks back I blogged about the Class Size Myth. I made two simple points. A smaller class size in and of itself does nothing to enhance student learning. A poor lesson infront of 40 kids will still be a poor lesson in front of 20. But, in order to implement the proven strategies […]

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The Class Size Myths – Which do you believe?

Over the Australian Summer I finally decided to read John Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers. Hattie’s theories on education are backed up by countless research papers and evidence. In the never-ending quest to improve teaching (and teachers) Hattie is as revered by politicians and system leaders around the world as he is viewed with suspicion […]

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