• 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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Sir Ken is right: traditional education kills creativity

Daisy Christodoulou debates Guy Claxton at the Michaela Community School Debating Education event in November 2015.

Guy Claxton proposes the motion and Daisy Christodoulou opposes it.

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Recent blog posts

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Book review: How Learning Happens by Paul Kirschner & Carl Hendrick

Posted on March 15, 2020

It’s clear that education needs to become more research-based. Too many fads and myths hol…

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Remote learning: why hasn’t it worked before and what can we do to change that?

Posted on March 14, 2020

Back in 2008, the business professor Clayton Christensen made a prediction that by 2019, h…

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What skills will be needed in the economy of the future?

Posted on March 10, 2020

Suppose a friend came to you and told you they wanted to visit Siberia for the whole of ne…

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How to remember anything, forever

Posted on March 1, 2020

Recently, I started flicking through a book I’d read about ten years ago, Juliet Gardiner’…

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