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Michael Merrick
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Lee Donaghy 2h
This is the last time felt optimistic about our direction of travel as a nation. All downhill for the last 275 years.
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Michael Merrick 10h
Replying to @ThainMike
But even then it just doesn't hold the same stature and focus and base expertise. There are language hubs too and Music hubs, but even then... just pockets of good practice but isolated really
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Michael Merrick 11h
It's true for every subject on the curriculum, but the answer can't be that everyone becomes a specialist in everything
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Michael Merrick 11h
Replying to @ThainMike
There's a lot more support/training/resource/expertise/focus/schemes for Maths regardless of if teacher only has it to GCSE - not for Science
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Michael Merrick 11h
Replying to @michael_merrick
Not even hiding it anymore
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Michael Merrick 11h
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Michael Merrick 11h
Replying to @ThainMike
MFL teachers would say the same though, and Tech, and PE, and etc
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Michael Merrick 11h
Science is one aspect of understanding the world. And done badly, by non specialists and without basic equipment, it's not a very effective way of understanding the world either. Better by far to deliver as inquiries than core curriculum
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Michael Merrick 11h
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Michael Merrick 11h
Replying to @DamsonEd @MrTRoach
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Michael Merrick 11h
Replying to @MrTRoach
I'd teach it through inquiries I think - science week, activities and investigations, make a fuss. Teaching it weekly as a discrete subject by non-specialists and often without basic equipment is just a no
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Michael Merrick 11h
Replying to @ThainMike
I think students are much more likely to be lost by science done badly than by science not done
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Michael Merrick 11h
Would be on my list of subjects to be left for secondary tbh
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Michael Merrick 12h
Now plot the 'EXAMS MUST GO AHEAD' crowd
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Michael Merrick 12h
The answer to the problem of grading is not more grading
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Michael Merrick Dec 2
Replying to @Mickheidie
Exactly - so what's the problem?
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Michael Merrick Dec 2
Replying to @Mickheidie
Obvs - schools would do this anyway surely
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Michael Merrick Dec 2
Some welcome news for primary - no KS1 SATS
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Michael Merrick Dec 2
Says guy who only lets in kids with top grades
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Michael Merrick Dec 2
Uhtceare
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