Quoted from introduction to Mastin & Watson ‘Why don’t the Chinese Play Cricket’ (Teaching History 122)
 Twitter today resounds with mocking comments about ‘Levels’
 What we had instead of ‘CPD’. Is the term still understood today?
 The reader will I hope come to appreciate the cunning and utility of this instruction.
 it therefore becoming markable and non-re-usable, by the way.
 Putting children’s mistakes right has to be handled with tact. Using this system no-one else but the two children involved knows that a blunder has been made, and face is saved.
 A shock for able children who could normally doze through lessons: one said ‘I hate your lessons, I have think all the time’
 It goes almost without saying that the cognitive dissonance between two adult accounts is vastly beyond the ability of KS3 pupils. I was right and Mr McAleavy was wrong.
 ‘great constructive statesman’ versus ‘lackey of the Czarist tyranny’
 Of which a series on Russian History for the Edexcel A Level Syllabus has been published by ZigZag Education of Bristol – see https://zigzageducation.co.uk/synopses/4972-edexcel-a-level-history-dialogues.asp
 i.e. the double lessons of which one generally gets one a week up to KS3 and 2 or more after that.
 Although even this may be language which the bottom end of Y9 may find difficult. Remember that the example is taken from work intended for IB students.
 When you have been taught in an authoritarian system, as I was, and as they had been, hearing about contradictions between ‘real books’ is a shock to the system: finding them themselves was revelatory.
 If you don’t like what I’m saying, you will be thinking that I ‘dumbed it down’.
 We need to discuss copyright here.
 There will be some clever person who will see it as a typo and correct it to ‘Serf’, but no matter.
 One of them the cleverest boy in the world, given that he had just come top of the American Universities SAT test!