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John Bald @JohnBaldLangLit Linton, Cambridgeshire

Independent educational consultant

514 Following   1,088 Followers   22,838 Tweets

Joined Twitter 8/12/09


@Strickomaster @nowMrsMFL I can see no reason for any of us to have confidence in the circs. @MrsSmanwar No. Necessary terminilogy is very simple, beginning with sentence, verb, subject and strong punctuation… https://t.co/Sd9AQeESl2 @Strickomaster @nowMrsMFL If this situation had been apparent in September, the problems would be just as bad, and… https://t.co/RkGRVCM0Wj @nowMrsMFL @Strickomaster Not really a revelation, either, as I write for Conservative Home... @Strickomaster Indeed. Ofqual was hamstrung until new appointments were made in late December. I have, however, ful… https://t.co/w1Ii4QDnVa @Strickomaster No-one was in a position to design one with Ofqual in the state it was, and, to be fair, I don't see… https://t.co/ouu9obof1o @nowMrsMFL @Strickomaster Well, as I did vote for them perhaps I'm more disappointed. Only one of M Gove's successo… https://t.co/j0VjLFYAph @Strickomaster @nowMrsMFL It was obvious to those whose view has been confirmed. It might also reflect common sense… https://t.co/DDqRqsIwOH @nowMrsMFL @Strickomaster As a Conservative, I regret having no confidence in any cabinet minister except perhaps C… https://t.co/u3CnpO7SCd @mikercameron Parts of Oak are now very good indeed, and improving. @nowMrsMFL @Strickomaster I'm no admirer of SoS, but a week's advance notice of the progress of the pandemic would avoid a lot of hindsight. @john_holford @AdultEd100 A big problem with adult education at the moment is that it is so d.d expensive. Hundreds… https://t.co/oWZvy1nQNr @wotsinername Agree. Simplistic rubbish. I suppose Sermon on the Mount might be an example of an inspirational teac… https://t.co/oF0jvJiIGEAn outline of the approach I'll be presenting to Teachmeet on multiplication tables is here. https://t.co/jpBRnKIoH0Pleased to be invited to present my work on multiplication tables at Teachmeet Maths Icons on 13th Feb, first time… https://t.co/jY0kz4lSMR"It is important that pupils learn the correct grammatical terms in English and that these terms are integrated wit… https://t.co/GlhQ3IG8n0
1/24
2021
@Angiemills2007 @MichaelRosenYes @GavinWilliamson The key is to understand subject and verb. When we change or repe… https://t.co/e5NsWH7mPr @Angiemills2007 @MichaelRosenYes @GavinWilliamson This one, you don't, and neither does your child nor anyone else… https://t.co/mftxwpn0pG @deevybee @helenjwc @jon_severs @tes @educationgovuk Indeed, there being a paywall. @SchoolsWeek @toonhil @Tom_Richmond So being reasonable is now ridiculous? An opinionated, ultimately irresponsible… https://t.co/glL81xv8hE
1/23
2021
Hanging in the air. 😊 Black Headed Gulls are great birds to practice your 'birds in flight' photography on. 📷… https://t.co/7TGWKIIYvV
Retweeted by John BaldThe Crested hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) in dark morph. #indiaves #birdphotography #ThePhotoHourhttps://t.co/WVj28Zmkh9
Retweeted by John BaldI do believe, per a caller to today’s show, that poverty denial plays a huge part in our death rate. People literal… https://t.co/rQowOYAJt6
Retweeted by John Bald @headofwoodlands Don't see how you could try harder, or how anyone else could try harder than you do. Drink on me i… https://t.co/HoGWY4QSgN @geogteacherj @StephenDrew72 @nowMrsMFL @Ofstednews True. Ofsted has never been trusted, though it came close under… https://t.co/qog2BwNJIn @mazst @londonjohn9 @benzulauf2 @Dr_KOConnor @dmounty14 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401https://t.co/27vKjJytCY @HeadOnTheHill It is useful to have the issue discussed in such detail. DH of one school I know says that some pare… https://t.co/Lp9bzcMVT3 @HeadOnTheHill @wherenext5 I wonder why schools like Hackney New School have such high participatioin then? @HeadOnTheHill The downside is that many pupils don't have the skills and self-discipline needed to work independen… https://t.co/PMoZNxCJQ5I thought I'd start today with one that I haven't shown for a very long time indeed. This was sold quite a while ag… https://t.co/q6PQfOsbh6
Retweeted by John Bald @Mr_Raichura One letter per sound. Moufles, I've just found out, are mittens in French... @Mr_Raichura Slimmed down spelling on my site is based on sounds, groups of letters, extra letters, and anything aw… https://t.co/KNmhimLCD5
1/22
2021
@tes @GavinWilliamson Unclassified. We don't have grades low enough. @benzulauf2 @mazst @londonjohn9 @Dr_KOConnor @dmounty14 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401https://t.co/8UtjWw1lZ7 @mazst @benzulauf2 @londonjohn9 @Dr_KOConnor @dmounty14 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401https://t.co/ldZWiG1qGm @mazst @londonjohn9 @benzulauf2 @Dr_KOConnor @dmounty14 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401https://t.co/dve42ejqtH @StephenDrew72 @nowMrsMFL @Ofstednews Who said they were approaching it in this way? They need to provide evidence… https://t.co/5d7S48gNbe @Dr_KOConnor @londonjohn9 @mazst @dmounty14 @benzulauf2 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401https://t.co/JWqdTwv2xm @Dr_KOConnor @londonjohn9 @mazst @dmounty14 @benzulauf2 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401https://t.co/pXEWqhRmgU @AmberTwemlow @iainmartin1 @GMB @GavinWilliamson I thought he did well to stand up to treasury when at defence.While I have reservations about simple view of reading, this is evidence of the ability of the idea to get key poin… https://t.co/JYXTehOIdh @dmounty14 @NarelleLynch1 @londonjohn9 @mazst @JohnBaldLangLit @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @ReadingShanahan Then I… https://t.co/imBX7mjIs7
Retweeted by John BaldIs this any better than Labour's Municipal Socialism? https://t.co/AcCq6UAJkd @MissAHead1 @Strickomaster There is no gold standard, and pre-recorded lessons can be valuable - incl Oak, which sa… https://t.co/bPm9utWpHPWonderful talk and brilliant work using techniques that go right down to the basics of brain circuitry. https://t.co/OnJtrg2wyh
Retweeted by John Bald @MlleMillsMFL https://t.co/n6890vddLH @Strickomaster And there is Oak! @mazst @londonjohn9 @benzulauf2 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @dmounty14 @ReadingShanahan Er...yes. Hadn't yoiu noticed?Schools are not safe. Nowhere is safe until we are fully vaccinated. https://t.co/RIWv8PaiPc#SkyNews “Can we finally dispel the idea schools are safe?” Gavin Williamson “Schools are a safe environment to be… https://t.co/MqrSyGYhdP
Retweeted by John Bald @JohnBaldLangLit I think the old-fashioned and new-fashioned can agree that this was a wonderful performance. The U.S. needed this day.
Retweeted by John Bald @MrHtheteacher Loser?Morning. Busy day ahead and remote parents' evening tonight, bit nervous. Let's have a pretty picture to make it al… https://t.co/42bGkJ1pVB
Retweeted by John BaldCall me old-fashioned, but I couldn't help finding this performance deeply moving after the ignorant, in-your-face… https://t.co/RxsPSJ45UKUsed Oak Academy for KS3 maths yesterday. Clear, well-planned and effective. A permanently valuable resource.Cues v decoding has been at the heart of the reading wars for 50+yrs. Cues are a well-intentioned error, and have l… https://t.co/d5yBPnVT3U
1/21
2021
@1919ras @toonhil @tes @Ofstednews Thank you. I'm sure I made my share of mistakes too.Track and Trace have phoned the house four times to tell my (dead) mother to self-isolate. It’s just very upsetting… https://t.co/FWDfBdOGJH
Retweeted by John BaldIf this is music, give me five minutes peace. Overblowing a saxophone is anti-music. https://t.co/inuDEI04TO @toonhil @tes @Ofstednews Any inspector not like that should be removed. @mazst @londonjohn9 @benzulauf2 @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @dmounty14 @ReadingShanahan Schatz and… https://t.co/pofhKSYhOY @rlrossi64 @andykeegan Seek and ye shall find...😀 @Joga5 This depends on the quality of the observer, which can't always be guaranteed. Inspection is important work.… https://t.co/3SslxjhlBg @mrs_denglish Dad music? My man is Glenn Miller, as I've mentioned. But Lady Gaga on US nat anthem this afternoon w… https://t.co/ay99eoN4kv @londonjohn9 @mazst @JohnBaldLangLit @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @dmounty14 @ReadingShanahan “In co… https://t.co/hLzYLRCzbC
Retweeted by John BaldKnowing little about Lady Gaga, I've just watched her at Joe Biden's inauguration, and highly recommend it. Wonderf… https://t.co/JarewKr7t6 @toonhil @tes @Ofstednews I'd go with that. But I've been an inspector, and we are not the bogey-man. Good inspecto… https://t.co/GNWvWzLA7k @WorldofNC You can't be fully informed of the risks to yourself and others if you refuse the vaccine. You were, I i… https://t.co/YOZQsKfiCtWoopwoop it has been a long time coming but like all good things, it will definitely be worth the wait! @joedalehttps://t.co/5jDUjDNxQL
Retweeted by John Bald @DrRLofthouse @Andy__Buck Nice to think some things can be relied on.The rules are a pain at times, and have knock-on effects, but they are nothing compared to the effects of this viru… https://t.co/huuhBIS0F5 @toonhil @tes @Ofstednews Does depend on how they do it. Govt needs information on what is going on - if they keep… https://t.co/yiMU81sZN3My dad always told me to, "get up, put your shoes on, get ready." I'm ready to put the Senate back to work for th… https://t.co/sGBR8ETga6
Retweeted by John Bald @benzulauf2 @londonjohn9 @mazst @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @dmounty14 @ReadingShanahan Yes, but th… https://t.co/mYuAkwBvhE @benzulauf2 @londonjohn9 @mazst @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @dmounty14 @ReadingShanahan I have this… https://t.co/D2TA7M4klB @benzulauf2 @londonjohn9 @mazst @NarelleLynch1 @FapeMomAdv @Bethany11588401 @dmounty14 @ReadingShanahan There is no… https://t.co/Yav6JanHARTeachers have been almost twice as likely to catch Covid-19 as the wider population in recent months, according to… https://t.co/UatRypiJWM
Retweeted by John Bald @KulganofCrydee Good. They'll have more to do here than in the Falklands.If anyone has contact details for Val Thornber, author of Little Tails and GrowStoryGrow, I'd be very grateful. @nowMrsMFL Ok, and the minister was John Patten, but even so... @tombennett71 Certainly hasn't been for the last four years. But there won't be until there is a female president. @nowMrsMFL I have been known to visit the DfE. In the 90s, a sec of state wanted the flag shown in the building. Th… https://t.co/BJmQQZIjIXIf anyone knows of any schools in Liverpool that needs some laptops can you please reply to this tweet. My employer… https://t.co/iGAYg96jNg
Retweeted by John Bald @warwickmansell Cummings was a disaster, but I've also seen high-handed, ignorant bureaucracy from civil service un… https://t.co/7wbPcWUhVa @missreedmfl The only long term solution is to group children according to their learning needs and end the error of mixed ability.
1/20
2021
@MsVCooke @rlrossi64 😪 @rlrossi64 @MsVCooke I'm slow again. A better Oxford comma was never inserted. 😀 @rlrossi64 @MsVCooke Sorry. People tend to say that a sentence starter, aka fronted adverbial needs a comma after i… https://t.co/LU3etIBU8N @nowMrsMFL @tomgiddings I'm sick of Clarkson.Just attended a very interesting Webinar for Mighty Writer. Worth checking out for teaching writing EYFS-KS1.https://t.co/eJa41GGkCS @MsVCooke @rlrossi64 And yet Buddy Holly. Every day, things are getting closer.. @MsVCooke @rlrossi64 And of course after Every year used like that, a comma would have held up phrasing. @MsVCooke @rlrossi64 Never doubted it. People have funny ideas about commas. I've just seen that what i thought was… https://t.co/YyilChsbo5 @rlrossi64 @MsVCooke Don't know what a fanbo is, and please don't enlighten me! 😀 @MsVCooke @rlrossi64 I'd shock them more by telling them that fronted adverbial is not essential either. However, I… https://t.co/RydiFvQ3rB @debrakidd @AnneArchell @PastoralGuy Silver star. @DrRLofthouse @silverhills64 @MattHancock I could suggest another reason, no more complimentary to SoS, and composed of short words. @JHC_Porter @GMB Y13 might also consider the Birkenhead. @msrebeccabirch @ShakinthatChalk That is the essence, and taught from an early age avoids the "comma splice." @msrebeccabirch @ShakinthatChalk Sentence starts with cap, ends with full stop. Almost all sntnces have subject and… https://t.co/x5ZEwD7gTU
1/19
2021

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