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Building the Curriculum of the Future: Can you help? An Appeal to Education Leaders Worldwide

Noting the general malaise in education reported in the Western world I’m keen to explore solutions. In the past, the standard response to widespread teacher dissatisfaction has been a pay … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Learning Renaissance: Exploring Effective Learning in the 21st century

Welcome to the Learning Renaissance Blog! My name is David Hughes and I am an educator and writer from the United Kingdom. I always said I wouldn’t write a blog … Continue reading

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How to search for images you can (legally) use for free | The Verge

Dicover how you to find copyright-free images online: How to search for images you can (legally) use for free | The Verge

September 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Positive Thinking

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A Guide to Planning Career Paths for Teachers | Edutopia

Acquiring new skills and knowledge can support you in your current role and aid you in the event that you change roles or leave education. To make professional advancement count, … Continue reading

September 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Smile!

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Small talk has a point, actually. Here’s how to be better at it | Vox

In defense of the much-maligned conversational form. Small talk is also a useful tool to build friendships. In Women Talk, published in 1996, the linguistics scholar Jennifer Coates argues that chatter between … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers

Download this infographic entitled Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers, here. The infographic comes from the publication Inspiring teachers: perspectives and practices, and the full report can be viewed on ResearchGate, the … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Leading By Example

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What Adults Don’t Get About Teens and Digital Life | Wired

Well-meaning messages meant to keep teens safe can backfire. The key is to focus on judgment and agency, not rigid rules for screen time. PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE LONG recognized that we … Continue reading

September 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Don’t Use Someone Else’s Ruler

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Educational Calendar – Topical Collections | BBC Teach

Explore topical collections of BBC Teach content to mark significant events in the educational calendar. Each collection includes teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms. Find them here: Educational … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Premise of Progress

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Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces | Edutopia

When students are given space to tinker, overcome challenges, and explore independently and joyfully, opportunities to build up resilience and perseverance abound. via: Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces | … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Don’t Worry

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Inspirational School-Based Rewards

Brian Mendler with a stroke of lateral thinking genius here: One of my fave ways to build culture is to reward everyone in honor of one. “Because Jenny had such … Continue reading

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

KS2 English: CBBC Book Club | BBC Teach

CBBC Book Club is all about celebrating books and getting excited about reading! Each month Rhys Stephenson is joined by authors, illustrators and celebrities to talk about their latest books, … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: A Little Umph

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How Teachers Can Balance Friendliness With Firmness | Edutopia

By setting clear expectations for behaviour early on, teachers can have fun with their students without losing control of their classrooms. In my two decades plus of teaching middle school … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Josie Bisset on Dreams

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Critical Child Development Sequences and Milestones, via Charlotte Davies

I have long taken an interest in the posts of Charlotte Davies. Her specialism is in cognitive and development issues and the impact of underdevelopment on the potential of young … Continue reading

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KS2 English | Marcus Rashford – The Breakfast Club Adventures | BBC Teach

BBC Teach have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to help teachers explore the Marcus Rashford book, The Breakfast Club Adventures in the classroom. Source: KS2 English | Marcus Rashford – … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: The Definition of Education

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For New Teachers, 6 Principles to Remember This School Year | Edutopia

It won’t be easy, but if you prepare for turbulence and set reasonable goals, you’ll stay calmer and make progress in all the right places. Filling papers with red ink … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Learn How to See

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The Paucity of Aspiration in National Educational

Unfortunately, the fact that all politicians have received an education of sorts and can spout such nonsense as former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s “we’ve heard enough from experts!” makes for … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School | Edutopia

Although this list is now a couple of years old, it’s still a great one-stop shop for websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Liz and Mollie’s Mood Pyramid

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How Teachers Can Best Use Their Classroom Walls | Edutopia

Classroom walls don’t have to be Instagram-worthy so long as they display the right information and allow students to shine. If you’re like me, you might be ready to come … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Finding Motivation

 

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Work Stress: How the 42% Rule Could Help You Recover from Burnout

If you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, you could be suffering from burnout. Try applying this scientifically approved formula to your daily routine to see if it could help ease … Continue reading

August 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Just for Fun… a Quiz for the Summer Break

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