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School cutbacks put ‘education system at risk’ | BBC News

The £3bn savings expected of England’s schools threaten the stability of the whole education system, says the National Association of Head Teachers. General secretary Russell Hobby says ministers should no … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Periodic Table of STEAM Apps | ThingLink

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The Digital Citizen | commonsense.org

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Selective schooling has negative impact on UK children, say world education experts | The Independent

Selective school systems such as grammar streams lower children’s expectations and impact negatively on the wider education system, world experts have said. As the Government pushes forward plans to create … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Scaffolding Strategies

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Routine, Ritual, and School Community | Edutopia

Build a positive school culture and climate for students and staff alike by creating expectations around constructive routines and fun rituals. Read the full article here: Routine, Ritual, and School … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

West Sussex school funding crisis ‘negatively affecting’ pupils | BBC News

Education is being ‘negatively affected’ as schools struggle with budget shortfalls, a survey finds. Morale is low and stress levels high, teachers, support staff and parents in West Sussex told … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader | George Couros

Source: 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader | George Couros

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Seek and Attend

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Metacognition and Promoting Autonomous Learning

Learning to learning is an effective definition of metacognition – it is the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what of the learning process. This article by Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien, … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Affecting Eternity

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Looming Crisis in the English Schools System

An equitable funding formula is critical to a well performing school system. Without it, money tends to be attracted to the large leafy suburban schools, purely on the basis of … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Teachers back moves towards primary Sats boycott | BBC News

Teachers have backed plans for a possible boycott of primary school tests in England next year. The National Union of Teachers says the tests for seven and 11-year-olds are damaging … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Skills for Employment in the 21st Century…

  Although I don’t take the utilitarian approach that schools are simply there to equip students for a life of work, there is some merit in looking at the demands … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Schools ‘cut staff due to funding shortages’ | BBC News

Schools in England are cutting back on teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) because of financial constraints, a survey for the Sutton Trust suggests. The poll found 49% of primary schools … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Optimism

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Who lost the most marks when cheating was stopped? | BBC News

When Romania stopped cheating in its exams, it revealed the scale of the social gap in its school system. But research into an ostensibly successful anti-corruption campaign in Romania has … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

University’s three-legged cat ‘relieves exam stress’ | BBC News

Taking tea with the ginger tom is popular with Cambridge students missing their pets. Jasper, a five-year-old ginger tom, belongs to the deputy librarian at the Marshall Library of Economics. … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Open Minds

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The Problem in Learning is You…

I once worked with a Head of Mathematics who frequently stormed into the staff room declaring his students to be thick. I remember one occasion when he said that he had explained … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 5 Stages of Innovation

This is a really simple and clear schematic of the stages of generating innovation. I would suggest it should be on the wall of every educational leader as the cultural … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Future

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Amazing Things Happen | YouTube

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

SATS for seven-year-olds set to be scrapped | BBC News

The death knell is sounded for Sats for seven-year-olds in England’s schools. Source: Sats for seven-year-olds set to be scrapped | BBC News

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Winston Churchill on Learning

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Juggling and Lesson Disruption as Motivational Tools

The Educational Endowment Foundation recently published some research about the positive benefits of breaking up science lessons with an unrelated physical activity as an aid to improving learning retention. The … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

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