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January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Micro-learning Explained

Whilst completing my teacher training certificate we were introduced to the concept of micro-teaching. It was a daunting experience as we had to deliver a ten minute lesson in the … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown Martin: Education Technology and the Future

As always, some thoughtful words of wisdom from Graham Brown Martin

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managerialism… the Bane of This Generation

Linked to neo-liberal philosophy is the dangerous cult of managerialism. In essence, managerialism is a belief that any business, enterprise or organisation can be reduced to a series of inputs … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Vygotsky on Play

January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Opposing Intolerance

In an era when the US President describes poorer countries as “shitholes” and mocks the disabled and ethnic minority groups, we must realise that we have an obligation, if we … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: John Glenn

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

52 Character-Building Thoughts for Children

Really enjoyed reading these simple thoughts and then got to thinking about a school built around these pointers. What a wonderful school it would be! 52 Character Building Thoughts for … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Metaphors for How the Brain Works

A very interesting article on the latest brain research, from aeon: Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer. … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Different Brains

Different Brains is a new publication to me, but I was immediately attracted to the accessibility of its articles and copy. I also liked the idea that all humans are … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Tech Work for Teachers

This useful infographic gives some insights into how Ed Tech can help the teacher develop learning opportunities. As a colleague stated, we now look forward to the infographic outlining what … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Being Considerate as a Conscious Action

Dr Travis Bradberry demonstrates the effects of consistent consideration for others. Imagine a whole society practising this on a daily basis… in fact, many people do! Read the full article here: … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: For Teachers

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Periodic Table of the Elements in Pictures

A great infographic showing not only the chemical elements but also some of their uses…   View an interactive version here, and download pdf and hi-res version for print: http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Slow Learners

In every school in which I have taught, there have been teachers who come slamming into the staff room at break, complaining that they’ve explained something to a child “for … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

Daniel Goleman is a leading light on wellbeing and mindfulness.  In this short article he explains the thinking underlying these concepts and the neuro-scientific research underpinning them. Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Value of Encouragement

Via: Verity Cane | LinkedIn

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Better Feedback

Too often in schools we get hung up on homework and marking. We judge things in volume and in grades. I’ve always thought their might be a better way to … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Microsoft: The Future Decoded Conference Notes

I’m a great fan of compiling notes in a visual format as it is more nuanced that typed text and more engaging for your audience. Ian Fordham from Microsoft, helpfully … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Imitation

December 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning Strategies That Work

A great piece in the Guardian by Carl Hendrick that links principles to practise in the classroom. He also debunks some high workload / low impact elements present in many … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Moments

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge: November Newsletter

For those serious about effective learning, the Theory of Knowledge newsletter is required reading. In the November issue they consider views of history – does the teaching of history reflect … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Curiosity

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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