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Thought For The Day: Bees, Ecology and Our Future

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence, Monitoring and Educational Ethics: Engagement Detection

Thank you to Ian Grove-Stephenson for bringing this disturbing article to my attention. We are all aware of the capacity of computer based technologies to make a decisive impact on … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: The starting point for initiating cultural change in school | Briefing Notes #3

The initial question is a simple one and also one that every school, regardless of context, faces. How do you initiate a cultural change in your school? Within the confines … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

I began my teaching career, as so many do, thinking that mastery of subject knowledge was the foundation of my teaching! This infographic, from Michael McKnight, would have formed a … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Brexit ‘could risk children’s safety’, warn commissioners | BBC News

Child abuse, exploitation and abduction are all “immediate issues”, say UK children’s commissioners. Read the full story on the BBC website: Brexit ‘could risk children’s safety’, warn commissioners | BBC … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Panic Attacks and How to Survive Them

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Mental Health Insights

Wise words from Claire Jones:

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Key Learning Theories Explained

This chart gives you access to the key learning theories shaping learning. The accompanying article gives further detail. Thanks to Richard Millward and Terry Heick for all their hard work … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Critical Thinking Skills and a New Curriculum

Having taught History in secondary school, I always ensured I moved to schools which had adopted the School Council History Project (SCHP). Whereas many schools were happy to treat History … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Top 10 World Changing Events of the 20th Century from Cambridge University Press

A free, themed classroom poster each month from Cambridge University Press. Pin and print for use in your classroom! Classroom Posters on Pinterest | Cambridge University Press

February 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Mutual Support

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Deadly School Sins | TeacherToolkit

  I was amazed in the course of my school career about how much time was spent in busy work. Things which were done without question, and with little effectiveness. … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Humility

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Learning Models – An End to Curriculum!

Seymour Papert was seeing it clearly two decades ago. The pace of change in knowledge is so fast that it is meaningless to build a curriculum on a foundation of … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · 1 Comment

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You | EdSurge

Who has the time to read the fine print of terms and conditions… especially when it is an enticing new app which promises you the world? Well we certainly should … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Personal Motivation

February 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Emotional Energy Matrix in Your School

An interesting article from Joseph Little,  Director at CPC SYSTEMS LIMITED on the emotional energy matrix and its applications to organisations. It certainly rings true of every school I’ve worked … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Cultural knowledge, in-house experience and project planning methodologies | Briefing Notes #2

Every learning organisation has a culture. This forms an underlying set of values and ways of doing things which determines how practice is maintained, and changes resisted or embraced. This … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Stigma

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

What is Wrong With the School System…

The schools and reformed penal system of the nineteenth century had similar antecedents and moral drivers and came up with extraordinarily similar systems for the management of those in the … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Effective Coping Skills

Stress and depression seem to be increasingly impinging on the quality of student and teacher lives. Although the symptoms are readily recognisable, people are less aware of ways to cope … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

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