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Quiz: Can you tackle a Victorian exam paper? | BBC Bitesize

Test your knowledge against this test from 1859. Quiz: Can you tackle a Victorian exam paper? | BBC Bitesize

January 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Covid-hit pupils ‘should be allowed to repeat a year’ | BBC News

Pupils in England who have lost out on significant learning time due to the pandemic should be allowed to repeat a year, say education policy experts. Certain pupils should get … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

New Directions in Learning

I am indebted to Michael McKnight for sharing this diagram which sets some clear directions for resetting learning and education for the 21st century. Discuss… Further reading: Neuroscience and Education: … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Becoming Human

Human beings become human through connection Michael McKnight lays out the path and the aspiration for quality learning, and quality relationships.  

January 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Students at Home | Edutopia

A teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes. Technology is now an essential part of education, as the vast … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be a Rainbow!

January 26, 2021 · 1 Comment

How to Maslow Before Bloom, All Day Long | Edutopia

Morning meetings are a good place to start, but what you really need is a toolkit of strategies to meet your students’ social and emotional needs all day long. Prioritizing … Continue reading

January 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC Radio 4 | Eight Chinese proverbs to help with modern life

The longer the string, the higher the kite will fly. The Chinese are famous for their proverbs, or yànyŭ: words of wisdom gathered from literature or uttered by famous philosophers … Continue reading

January 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Love Loud

January 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Set Up a School Science Fair During the Pandemic | Edutopia

Jodie Deinhammer, a school science teacher, preps her students for science fair by exploring their interest in real-world issues. In my experience, when a teacher starts the process by saying, … Continue reading

January 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Virtual library gives children in England free book access | BBC News

Children in England will be able to access books online free during school closures via a virtual library. Internet classroom Oak National Academy created the library after schools moved to remote learning … Continue reading

January 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Lemony Snicket on Fate

January 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Parents find all-day Zoom less captivating than they expected | The Guardian

Scrambling for devices and dashing naked from the shower: lockdown 2 has created new hurdles for families – and schools Having every child simultaneously learning online each day has left … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dialogue Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from WritingExercises.co.uk The aim of these writing prompts is to help with dialogue writing. This can be useful for narrative writing. When you click … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Einstein on Opportunity

January 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Mentor New Teachers Virtually | Edutopia

Experienced and new teachers shared what they learned in the spring about how to make mentoring work during the pandemic. Read the article by Alan Neville and Janeen Outka here: How to … Continue reading

January 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What’s Important

January 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid the latest lockdown to control Covid-19 in the UK. Primary and secondary schools are closed to most pupils, … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Learning to be Kind

It was relatively recently that I reviewed many of the students I’ve taught over the course of my career to see if there were common strands. Of course, the students … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020 | Edutopia

Edutopia has reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized … Continue reading

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Global Edu – FREE Google Slides Presentation Template | Deeezy

Free Google Slides Presentation Template by Pradipta Creative on Deeezy. Download for free here (Deeezy registration is required): Global Edu – Free Google Slides Presentation Template | Deeezy

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Read On!

January 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Has the Pandemic Ushered in New Norms in Education? | Edutopia

Less reliance on high-stakes testing and more emphasis on student choice could be here to stay. Pedagogical growth is the kind of growth we need to recharge and reimagine education. … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history – including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two | Media Centre

Education is absolutely vital – the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”— Tim Davie, … Continue reading

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: KBO

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Five Things to Learn in 2021 | BBC Bitesize

Learning something new is a great way to keep your brain active. From computer programming to the art of calligraphy, there are plenty of strings you could add to your … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Monday Morning

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