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‘Skills, skills, skills’ for recovery, says Halfon | BBC News

Apprenticeships must be “front and centre” of plans to boost skills in the post-Covid recovery, says Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee. But he wants the funding levy … Continue reading

July 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

10 Things Great School Leaders Do Over the Summer | Edutopia

Strategies school leaders can use to reflect and prepare to make the next school year successful. Great school leaders aren’t measured by how much they accomplish from August to June, but rather, … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Word Quest

June 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems | Edutopia

Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall. Read the full article here: Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems | … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Exercise for the Mind

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: What can the ‘plague village’ of Eyam teach us?

Can the English “plague village” of Eyam, which quarantined itself for more than a year, offer us lessons on how to fight back? Can 21st Century science learn anything from … Continue reading

June 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Never Too Late

June 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Science Behind Brain Breaks | Edutopia

Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills. Read more here: The Science Behind Brain Breaks | Edutopia   … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Five Leader Behaviors That Show Respect for Every Individual | Catalysis

The Shingo principle respect every individual is foundational to creating a culture of continuous improvement and striving for organizational excellence. Read more here: Five Leader Behaviors That Show Respect for … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Getting Ready to Teach in K-12 Schools Next Year | Edutopia

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 school year, but planning for a mix of remote and in-person instruction will help educators be ready. As we move beyond crisis management … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

If We Want Bookworms, We Need to Get Beyond Leveled Reading | Edutopia

When it comes to nurturing kids’ love of reading, research suggests variety, choice—and encouragement to stretch—can make a difference. Matching kids with “just right” books—texts they can read comfortably—has been … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize Primary Parents’ Survival Guide | 5 tips for handling back-to-school anxiety

Not everyone feels the same way about sending their kids back to primary school. With Reception and Years 1 and 6 mooted to return to school across much of the … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: How To Live a Thousand Lives

May 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Summative Assessment in Distance Learning | Edutopia

Whether schools are using regular grades or not, teachers need to accurately assess learning while their students are at home. These are some helpful ideas to consider from Andrew Miller … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Do Formative Assessment in Distance Learning | Edutopia

Formative assessment at a distance is challenging but possible, and we still need to check for understanding and provide meaningful feedback. The practices we use will look and sound different … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: One Choice at a Time

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

4 Key Aspects of Teaching a K–12 Online Class | Edutopia

What an educator with experience teaching online has learned about structuring students’ online and offline experiences and how to provide feedback to keep the learning going. Read the article here: … Continue reading

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Someplace to Go

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The New Normal

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to travel the world from your bedroom during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

See some of the most popular tourist attractions through virtual tours, photographs and videos. Source: How to travel the world from your bedroom during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Opportunity

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Inspirational Stories From Teachers During Covid-19

In the weeks that followed the announcement that schools would closing, social media has been buzzing with posts and photos using the hashtag #homeschooling While some show brilliant parents delivering … Continue reading

May 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: A School’s Greatest Asset

May 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

CBeebies releases new mindfulness app experience voiced by Stephen Fry | BBC

Children can learn and develop mindful habits to help them through these unprecedented times with the launch of Your Mindful Garden, a new CBeebies activity voiced by Stephen Fry. Developed … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

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