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Academy Chains… Growth and Mutation

Apparently the privatisation of English education, as represented by the growth of Multiple Academy Chains, has hit an additional problem. Apparently they were working on the basis that they could … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Lesson Planning 101 | Ac-Ed

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? It may appear simple to say that there has to be a beginning, middle and end but is important that we do not miss any…

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reality Check: Who controls your data? | BBC News

New rules on personal data come into force in May. Here’s what you need to know. Read about the impacts of GDPR here on the BBC website: Reality Check: Who … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Looking after Personal Data: GDPR

The activation of the GDPR legislation, designed to provided quality assurance of the data held on individual by organisations, has led to a rush of schools and colleges trying to … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Teaching By Design

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Myth of the Grammar School…

The claimed benefits are shown to be down to social factors and cherry-picking, says Professor Stephen Gorard, of Durham’s School of Education: Grammar schools do not have better pupil attainment … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Training

April 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

An Overview of a 21st Century Curriculum

Andrew Churches published this overview a few years back on edorigami.wikispaces.com and it stands today as a model for 21st century learning.  We first shared it on this blog back … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Narrow vocabulary hits pupils grades | BBC News

Research suggests four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary have limited vocabulary. Monosyllabic adolescents may be nothing new, but the latest research suggests a big chunk … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

WHY? | Ac-Ed

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Why dedicate yourself to introducing and promoting a way of thinking about, and going about, teaching and learning? I was asked this question and have been…

April 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Support in Your Classroom

I was initially sceptical, much to my shame, about the difference that sensory support could have in the classroom. The turning point for me was when a colleague suggested I … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Potential Signs of a Sensory Processing Disorder in Learners

This goes under the heading  of looking for patterns in behaviours…

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Integration Disorder – Signs & Symptoms – Melissa Idelson | YouTube

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Processing Disorder – A Primer

A useful infographic, shared by Daniel Sobel, on the significant subject of sensory processing disorder. It comes from a presentation by Dr Danielle Eadens at Northern Arizona University. What manifests itself … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be a Champion

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines | TheConversation.com

The world is changing fast and education is not equipping children with the kind of minds they are going to need. At the moment, we exist in an education culture … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Learning to say “No” | Ac-Ed

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Teachers, on the whole, are a pretty compliant bunch. Ask them to do anything and they will often find a way to add it to their…

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Educate Me

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Behavioural Intentions and Functions

All behaviours are trying to reach a defined objective. Some behavioural strategies are effective and some less so – but they are all defined by their end. I’ve had this … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

BBC game challenges young people to spot “fake news” | BBC News

Young people can play the role of a newsroom journalist, making their own decisions on what is true or false in the new BBC iReporter interactive game. The new interactive BBC … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science? | NPR

If you’re a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, why not help them out? Sure, OK Go is … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Managing Change

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walter Smith and Barry Smith on Affective Learning

We tend to think at a number of levels. We can be rational and evaluative, but at key junctures of our live we act intuitively. For example, when in danger … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought for the Day: Inspire

April 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Attention Please! Getting on Task

You may be surprised at what I am going to share with you today, but it has serious focus and purpose. It has been traditional to think of the teacher … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

A simple infographic outlining how you can support your child’s positive mental health. The message here is that there is no substitute for time and conversation… thank you Liam Powell … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Past, Present, Future

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment
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