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Alex Quigley
Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation. Former English teacher. Author: ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap':
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Alex Quigley 2h
Replying to @EnserMark @DavidDidau
This is the original study from Chiesi et al (1979):
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Alex Quigley 3h
Replying to @davidfawcett27
Great! 👍🏻
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Alex Quigley 5h
Replying to @davidfawcett27
Some good essays in there. When is your book out David?
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Sarah McGeown Jan 17
Following from recent article on motivating children to read, , and I have launched an online survey for teachers working with children aged 9-11. Teachers, please complete and RT so we can share good practice in this area:
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Alex Quigley 7h
Replying to @HuntingEnglish
Yes, “valuing pupils” isn’t contrary to promoting “academic attainment”. Indeed, the aforementioned ‘self-concept’ evidence suggests the later is crucial to the former. So let’s help teachers do that to the best of their ability, with good evidence & clear guidance.
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Alex Quigley 7h
Replying to @HuntingEnglish
Have a lot of pressure on them to deal with so many factors that are pretty much out of their control. Of course, teachers should be kind, supportive, have high-expectations & be sensitive to perfectionism of pupils, but let’s not be unduly sold on a UK “self-esteem movement”
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Alex Quigley 7h
Replying to @HuntingEnglish
But it may best describes what the author is focused on what schools can address. Let’s then accurately define that for teachers & use supporting evidence. This is useful in that regard: . This is a more accessible guide: . Teachers
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Alex Quigley 7h
Replying to @HuntingEnglish
The recent analysis of growth mindset is also problematic () & clearly very hard to replicate in schools. The article mentions “numerous controlled studies”, but can we have self-esteem examples please? ‘Self-concept’ is missed from the author’s definition
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Alex Quigley 7h
Replying to @HuntingEnglish
Knows it isn’t, so why patronise teachers? The distinction is crucial because self-esteem is pretty stable over the life-span () & so interventions are problematic. Growth mindset interventions are different - though they appear like vague examples given.
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Alex Quigley 7h
Replying to @HuntingEnglish
Self-esteem as “growth mindset, self-compassion, confidence, resilience, whatever you want to call it”. Well, we should call it by the accurate definitions we have - otherwise we‘ll misunderstand it. Self-esteem isn’t confidence (self-efficacy) or resilience. I’m sure the author
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Alex Quigley 7h
I don’t think this article is helpful for teachers. It conflates a whole host of terms in a confusing way & it is likely to hinder understanding & progress. First, the article cites the failure of the “US self-esteem movement” without any real specifics. Then, it recharacterises
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Alex Quigley 8h
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Andy Buffham Jan 18
I love my washing line😀 Storytelling and vocabulary are now the life and soul of Year 5 thanks to Improving life chances with a genuine love of reading and writing 👍
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Alex Quigley 8h
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Swaledale Alliance Jan 18
Fantastic opportunity to explore the impact will have on , with key notes from and . For more information on how to book see our website at
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Alex Quigley 8h
Replying to @BarbaraBleiman @tes
Thanks Barbara 👍🏻
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Alex Quigley 8h
I wrote in the this week about recent research on ‘self-explanation’ - give it a look:
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Alex Quigley 8h
Replying to @CassieVickie
Great to hear!
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Alex Quigley 8h
Replying to @MissLeaSays
Great to hear 👍🏻
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