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Maps: The theatre of the empire of Great Britaine | University of Cambridge

One of five known sets of proof maps prepared for John Speed’s ‘The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine’, which was published in 1611/12. The maps were printed from … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Freedom

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flipping Your Classroom

Flipped classrooms reverse the usual function of the classroom as a learning space. Instead of the pace and direction of learning being teacher led, the learners begin to manage their … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Hardest Part

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inquiry-Based Learning. What is it?

Inquiry-based learning has been with us for a long time and has frequently been touted as the “next big thing”.¬† The managerial drive for content over process in education always … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building a School Around Common Values

I’ve used cartoonists to help capture ideas in the past and the use of animation techniques is well established with organisations like the Royal Society for the Arts. It provides … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Smile

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Socrates on Teaching

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge Newsletter – Highly Recommended!

Although the movement of state controlled education systems tends towards an overwhelming preoccupation with content over process in learning, there are some brighter and more enlightened beacons in this mire … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust

Not my usual educational post today, although this is an appeal for greater education into a particular field of research. Grace Kelly, was a four year old who lost her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson

An inspirational TEDTalk by Rita Pierson on inspiring learners… Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Teacher Role

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Relationships in Learning

The quality of the relationships you have with students, and not your subject knowledge will determine the impact you can have on student learning argues Rebecca Alger. Read more: Relationships … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Survives

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 21st Century Classroom – Some Starters

One of the most depressing aspects of working in the UK government’s Building Schools of the Future programme was the paucity of vision presented by many Headteachers¬† in the initial … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Nuances of Leadership

Leadership is often talked about in too abstract, or too concrete terms. This infographic is useful in exploring leadership in levels and looking at the nuanced relationship with the led… … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Warning over ‘looming secondary school place squeeze’ | BBC News

A potential shortage of school places looms ahead in secondary schools in England, councils are warning. The Local Government Association says schools will be thousands of places short over the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Inspire Me

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Technology in Education – Digital Literacy and Cultural Illiteracy

Joe Nutt makes the parallel with the Emperor’s new clothes in his assessment of the impact on learning of technology in schools. As one who has been involved in the … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy New Academic Year in the UK!

I hope this proves a happy and fruitful first day for all my teacher friends and their children! Difficult times for UK education at present but new and energetic learners … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Awaken Joy

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown-Martin on what is driving the Department for Education

A timely article on the state of the UK Department for Education, its policies and practices, from Graham Brown-Martin of The Revolution… The government position on education since Michael Gove, … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Planning Cooperative Lessons Using Strategies

A really useful infographic from Edtech exploring how to construct co-operative learning lessons… Source: 10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy) | Edtech4beginners.com

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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