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The Pedantic Punctuation Quiz | BBC Bitesize

Take this quiz to find out if you’re a punctuation pro! Follow the link: The pedantic punctuation quiz | BBC Bitesize

August 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Citizenship Defined

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Constant Craving – How Digital Media Turned Us All into Dopamine Addicts | The Guardian

According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. Her new book, Dopamine Nation, emphasises that … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick Off the School Year | Edutopia

In less than 20 minutes each, these six brilliant TEDx Talks explore topics like chronic exhaustion, cultural identity, and emotional intelligence, among others. Via: 6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick … Continue reading

August 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Stress

August 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right | Edutopia

By prioritizing communication with families at the start of the school year, educators can foster strong parent engagement, break down barriers, and provide support for all students. Not all parents … Continue reading

August 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School – A Perceptive UKEd Chat Review by Colin Hill

Always great when someone understands and appreciates the experiences that have gone into the compilation of a book. Such was the case with Colin Hill, who compiled this review of … Continue reading

August 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Power of Mistakes

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Can Failure Encourage Self Development | HubPages

Self-development and failure go hand and hand, which is why failure encourages self-development. People make mistakes. What an individual decides to do with the mistake is what defines their outcome. … Continue reading

August 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why We Remember More by Reading – Especially Print – Than From Audio or Video | The Conversation

There is growing evidence that people tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book. So what does … Continue reading

August 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Importance of Family

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Rekindling a Sense of Connection for Students in the New School Year | Edutopia

Activities middle and high school English teachers can use to emphasize community and collaboration as the school year begins. I believe there is a desperate need to rekindle the magic … Continue reading

August 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be That Girl

Mutual support is a public good – everyone is enriched and no-one is reduced in stature by it…

August 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Acute Learning Opportunity… Otherwise Known as a Mistake

I saw an insightful poster in my library last week. It said that creativity was the determination to persevere through your mistakes by taking chances and that art was the … Continue reading

August 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Isle of Wight school lesson from 1994 found on hidden blackboard | BBC News

Chalk diagrams from a lesson in 1994 have been found on a blackboard at a disused school ahead of its demolition. The discovery at All Saints’ Primary School in Freshwater … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC Sounds | Rethink

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic. Leading thinkers from across the globe give us their route maps to a better tomorrow. Discover the thought-provoking podcast here: BBC … Continue reading

August 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Do Good

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How to Keep From Over-Extending Yourself This Year | Edutopia

Following an arduous year, how can teachers avoid overextending themselves when they return to in-person teaching this fall? According to experts, it’s important to set clear limits and prioritize certain … Continue reading

August 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: How You Make Them Feel

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Autism and Employment Opportunities

A subject close to my heart here… For people with autism, the transition from school to employment may be a very difficult one. School is so often a very difficult … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Student Engagement Core Model

The Student Engagement Core Model Adapted from “Where student, teacher, and content meet: Student engagement in the secondary school classroom,” by Corso, M. J., Bundick, M. J., Quaglia, R. J., … Continue reading

August 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Five Tips for New Teachers | Edutopia

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Thought For The Day: Strap In! Bumpy Ride Ahead!

August 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

4 Common Classroom Management Mistakes New Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them | Edutopia

New elementary teachers, take heart: Classroom management is hard, but not impossible. Keep these ideas in mind as you get started. Find out more from Lori Friesen here: 4 Common … Continue reading

August 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Classroom Management Made Simple…

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How New Teachers Can Start the First Year With Confidence | Edutopia

A set of strategies ranging from the simple—like organizing your room each day—to more complex ideas like turning your teaching philosophy into actions. Stepping into the classroom of your first … Continue reading

August 2, 2021 · Leave a comment