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Thought For The Day: Bill Gates on Technology

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

It is rocket science and it is brain surgery… the latest ISSET webinar with astronaut Dafydd Rhys Williams: 30th April 19.00 BST

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut  Astronaut & Brain Surgeon Dafydd Rhys (Dave) Williams My Brain in Space This Thursday 30th April at 7pm BST, astronaut, neurological and cardiac … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: I Am Somebody

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Space to Learn: Painting the Perfect Planet with Astronaut Nicole Stott Tuesday 28th April

Nicole Stott – Astronaut, Environmentalist, Engineer, Pilot and Artist – Joins Space to Learn Painting the Perfect Planet A FREE live Interactive astronaut episodes are beamed out every Tuesday in … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Making Learning Concrete: Realising Numbers in Mathematics with Scandinavians!

I don’t tend to subscribe to the ‘what goes around comes around!’ school of thought as it often represents lazy thinking. Things which might appear similar change over time or … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hubble Telescope Launch Anniversary – Top 100 Images | ESA/Hubble

It’s 30 years ago since the Hubble telescope was launched – and to celebrate its birthday, the veteran observatory has produced another astonishing image of the cosmos. NASA is celebrating … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone

In these challenging times, this infographic might provide some pointers to the stages of embracing change…

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Keeping Students Engaged in Digital Learning | Edutopia

Whether you’re new to teaching online or a veteran, these six tips can help you make sure your students stay connected and immersed in learning. via: Keeping Students Engaged in … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

BBC Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour | Five tips for home schooling

Anna Massau, a former teacher who runs the Homeschool Guru blog, and Helena Gillespie, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, share their advice for home schooling. Read them … Continue reading

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Thanks for the Memories

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Webinar: Keeping Your Cool in a Space Disaster with Astronaut Michael Foale, CBE

Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and q & a. The programme is designed for adults and families and is for a limited sized audience. This Thursday … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The World Beyond the Coronavirus…

Wise words via my friend Pirjo Suhonen on education beyond Coronavirus… When the covid-19 pandemic passes and the world opens up again, we should redesign our schools using the best … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral | BBC News

Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet. A UK parliamentary sub-committee is asking members of the public to submit examples. The committee has particularly requested submissions of disinformation spread in private … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Stars take part in BBC lockdown learning scheme | BBC News

Sir David Attenborough, Danny Dyer and Jodie Whittaker are among the celebrity supply teachers who will be helping the BBC educate the nation’s schoolchildren during the coronavirus lockdown. Footballer Sergio … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: How do I home-school my children? | BBC News

  Schools across the UK would normally be opening for the summer term about now. However, they remain closed to all but a few pupils and there is no current … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Covid 19 crisis has exposed some salutary lessons about what schools are, and could be about…

Michael Gove, as Education Secretary, having as much impact and engagement in a primary school as he did with any group of free-thinking individuals. This was the man who was … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Training teachers to shine on Parent Evenings

Are your teachers trained to build positive relationships with parents at parent evenings? I’ve always been amazed that teachers are so poor at managing relationships on parents evening. For me … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills | Edutopia

What happens to our brains ‘on art’? New studies – often backed by brain imaging technology – are beginning to dial in on the answers. Via: New Studies Link the … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

The latest Space Talking with an Astronaut. Tonight Steve Swanson, ISS Commander!

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut With Space Station Commander Steve Swanson Today at 7pm BST/2pm EDT Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and Q&A. The … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Teachers

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

DIY Ways to Meet a Child’s Sensory Needs at Home | Edutopia

Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home. The coronavirus pandemic has upended all students’ day-to-day routines, … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Are there educational development opportunities for your school?

I earnestly hope that this unprecedented interruption to education caused by the Coronavirus will give teachers space for some creative thinking and that teachers will return to school ready to … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

How Teachers Can Prioritize Self-Care While Working From Home | Edutopia

Teachers adjusting to teaching from home while schools are closed may need to work out new routines to stay grounded. Tending to our personal health seems important but also really … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Value of Creative Arts in a Crisis

April 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

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