An Insult For All Seasons… (Updated) Thou mangled dizzy-eyed measle!
We live in cantankerous times and the moral turpitude of our age leaves us short of effective insults. This can lead to the slovenly use of the usual profanities. Never … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Never Be Fearful
An Anti-racist Roadmap for Discussing Tough Topics in Classes | Edutopia
This long-term strategy for guiding conversations on topics like racism requires prep work to ensure that the classroom is truly inclusive of all students. Dr Ibram Kendi, founder of the … Continue reading
Good to be supporting Arbor Education’s online conference with a blog post on future learning…
Like many, I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time at my desk recently. The latest conference I was due to attend as a speaker has been reconstituted as … Continue reading
Towards a New Curriculum… Challenging Hierarchies of Subject
A major misalignment between the curriculum on offer and the curriculum required to support the development of 21st-century learners is the assumed hierarchy of subjects. Where the curriculum is expressed … Continue reading
When dealing with children in classroom situations, there is often a determination to be decisive rather than fair or proportionate. Anything therefore which gives pause for thought and a structure … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Liberating Minds
Six key events in black history you may not know about | BBC Bitesize
The Bristol bus boycott, the killing of Emmett Till and other events you may not have heard about. Find out more here: Six key events in black history you may … Continue reading
Music collaboration across two continents… technology promoting cultural education!
Good to see my friend Phil Rooke receiving some recognition for his musical collaboration across two continents… we should be doing more of this. Working between schools in Australia and … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Courage and Hope
The Use of Art to Interpret History
National educational systems use the teaching of the subject of history as a narrative format to celebrate and reinforce what are seen to be key cultural or national aspects of … Continue reading
Examination Revision: End of Learning Event, or Development Process?
You may think this is an inopportune time to be talking about examination revision, but that depends whether you view it as an end of learning event or a development … Continue reading
Structural Racism in Education | ERASE Racism
Download a pdf of this and other useful infographics here: Teaching Tools | ERASE Racism
Thought For The Day: A Model for Others
Five contemporary books, TV series and films that talk about racial inequality | BBC Bitesize
If you want to educate yourself on racism and why the Black Lives Matter movement has resonated with so many, here are some books, films and tv shows to check … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The Starless Midnight of Racism
There Is Nothing Fragile About Racism | Education Week
Labelling whiteness as “weak” does not reflect the racial terror people of color feel, writes Bettina L Love. If anti-racism is going to be more than a slogan, then white … Continue reading
Young Reporter Competition | BBC Teach
Details of the BBC Young Reporter Competition and how to enter for 2020/21 Source: Young Reporter Competition | BBC Teach
With Stress in Schools Increasing, Simple Strategies to Stay Calm | Edutopia
In North Carolina, a program offers ‘rapid resets’ to help teachers and students calm their minds and bodies and get back to learning. The simple techniques, called rapid resets, are … Continue reading
Coping with Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19 | SpringerLink
The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 is a global challenge which resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. It has also adversely affected the economy and social integrity. There is rising … Continue reading
Tips for looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic | The Skill Collective
In these unprecedented times we find ourselves facing a new reality. Changes to work, study, financial situation, social networks – these can all breed loneliness and anxiety. So how we … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: How To Make Your Dreams Come True
How to Increase The Odds of Reaching Your Goals by 95%
Achieving anything in life takes practice. Writing every day, working out, eating healthy, etc. are practices that get better with time. Whether you want to change your habits, health, body, … Continue reading
The Vital Importance of Play in Learning
Pirjo Suhonen and I have had a number of online conversations about effective learning and she is my ‘go-to’ educationalist for insights into Finnish education. One of our areas of … Continue reading
The Secret Life of Teachers | BBC Sounds
Step inside Mehreen Baig’s virtual staffroom to hear what the UK’s teachers really think. Listen in to a weekly discussion about what life is like behind the school gates. Listen … Continue reading
Happy World Teacher’s Day!
From Google for Education: This World Teachers’ Day, we are celebrating everyone helping to keep students learning—whether in a classroom, at home, or somewhere in between.
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