• Teachers vs Tech?

    The case for an ed tech revolution

    Ed tech has so much potential, both for teachers and learners, so why hasn’t it yet had the transformative impact on education that has long been promised?

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  • Making Good Progress?

    The future of Assessment for Learning

    Assessment is a vital part of education, but done badly it can lead to distortions of classroom practice. Making Good Progress outlines the difference between formative and summative assessment and evaluates the effectiveness of a range of different assessment techniques and systems.

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  • Seven Myths About Education

    Why knowledge matters

    Knowledge matters more than we think.

    Project-based learning, 21st century schools and transferable learning: modern education is full of such apparently innovative ideas. But how many of them are based on evidence? In this book, Daisy Christodoulou shows through a wide range of examples and case studies just how many popular ideas about education contradict basic scientific principles.

    “This may well be the most important book of the decade on teaching” From the foreword by Dylan Wiliam

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I’m the Director of Education at No More Marking, a provider of online Comparative Judgement software for schools. I’m also the author of three books about education: Teachers vs Tech, Making Good Progress, and Seven Myths about Education.

Featured blog posts

Here are some of the most popular posts from my blog archive

What the marathon teaches you about education

Posted on April 27, 2019

In my book Making Good Progress I developed an analogy between education and marathon running. Put simply, you wouldn’t train for a marathon by trying to run 26.2 miles in every training session. And…

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Shakespeare and creative education

Posted on March 11, 2017

This essay was first published in the Spring 2016 edition of Use of English. I can remember reading Othello for the first time when I was studying A-level, and feeling slightly disappointed and cheate…

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Why and how we should teach grammar

Posted on February 5, 2012

Take a look at this piece of work. This is a level 3c piece of work, taken from an Ofsted report. You can see the rest of it on page 19 of this document. From my experience of teaching English in seco…

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Featured video

How to remember anything, forever

Daisy Christodoulou speaking as part of the Research Ed Home CPD series, May 2020.

This presentation gives a quick overview of spaced-repetition research, and then focusses on some practical advice about how you can integrate a spaced-repetition flashcard system into your teaching & planning.

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Recent blog posts

Here are my most recent blogs

Is “learning loss” the right phrase?

Posted on September 8, 2020

This post can also be found on the No More Marking blog here. Over the last few months we…

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What will COVID-19 change in education? And what will stay the same?

Posted on May 28, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I ran a webinar for the Teacher Development Trust where I asked eve…

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Laptops vs phones: the learning difference

Posted on May 7, 2020

Suppose you have a couple of hundred words of text that you would like your students to re…

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What does the research say about designing video lessons?

Posted on April 30, 2020

Education technology is really powerful. The problem is that it is just as easy to use tha…

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