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LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks

Public domain audiobooks. LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to, on their computers, iPods or other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD. View the full library … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Ability, Motivation, Attitude

June 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies | Edutopia

The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, “Sign o’ the Times.” That song was an apt musical backdrop for … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

What I learnt at the 10th Festival of Education | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
This was my 5th time at the festival but this year I spoke at the festival about the importance of learning relationships and our learning needs…

June 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The One Way

June 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Workload Reduction Made Simple

In a nutshell this is all you need to know about workload reduction. An interesting conversation I’ve had with many teachers has been with regards to when they end projects … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 · 3 Comments

Communication and Learning Effectiveness – Insights and Words of Caution

I am indebted to Daniel Sobel for recounting this most valuable piece of research from Edgar Dale which has been in circulation since the late 1960s and yet which does … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 3 Comments

Teaching Resources | TES

TES provides a range of primary and secondary school teaching resources including lesson plans, worksheets and student activities for all curriculum subjects. Source: Teaching Resources | TES

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

School bans students from saying ‘like’ to improve speaking skills | CBBC Newsround

A school in West Yorkshire has banned students from using the word ‘like’ during conversations in order to improve speaking skills. Single-word answers such as ‘good’, ‘nice’ and ‘sad’ have … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Counts

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to Drive Personalized Learning in Higher Education | Online Digital Marketing Courses

​While personalization has seen exciting changes in education, higher education is still struggling to adopt it. Nearly half of undergraduate students in the US fail to earn a degree within … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Kindness

I’ve often wondered what would be the single most important quality I would want to impart to my students. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is probably kindness. It … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Education is Everyone’s Business!

I’m currently writing a book on the curriculum of excellence for the future. I hoped it would be a forward looking vision of inclusive education in which the talents of … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ofsted sounds warning over outstanding schools | BBC News

Ofsted has called for the resumption of routine checks on outstanding schools, after 80% of those it re-inspected due to specific issues were downgraded. England’s schools standards watchdog re-inspected 305 … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blended Learning: Some Considerations

How do we take advantage of educational technology in learning? This infographic gives some consideration to the parameters that need to be addressed. In many classrooms, the rather unsubtle reality … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Explore. Dream. Discover.

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-setting learning, some thoughts on redesigning a curriculum for all learners in the 21st century…

I am currently writing a book on remodelling education and I’m putting together a chapter on how you would re-build learning from a blank page. Current educational models tend to … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Burnout Isn’t Inevitable | Edutopia

Teachers are stressed – but schools can help. Lead author Keith Herman, a psychology professor, and his University of Missouri colleagues found that “the high stress levels reported by nearly … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Ignite the Imagination

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Dimensions of School Leadership

Thank To Andrew Howard for sharing this infographic regarding the dimensions of leadership required from a modern school leader. It rings true with my experience. In my new book Future … Continue reading

June 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Traits of Effective Teachers

Thank you to Ross Morrison McGill for sharing this… Demming reconstituted, and why not, teachers are managers of learning, of inspiration and themselves!

June 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-Examining Success

Artwork for the second of my books for Critical Publishing now complete… now just have to complete the writing!

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Henry Ford on Success

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Standardized Testing: The Monster That Ate American Education | Big Think

As the Assistant Secretary of Education in the first Bush administration, Educational historian Diane Ravitch became known for her push to establish national standards for K-12 education. From 1997-2004, she … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Keep Learning

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Limitations of Standardised Tests

This is why our examination systems are so flawed. They only present a one dimensional view of the student with only memory recall and the ability to sit examinations tested. … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to say no – and not feel bad about it | BBC Teach

Many of us are uncomfortable saying no because we don’t want to disappoint, or be thought of as uncooperative. However, being realistic about what you can do, whilst knowing when … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment
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