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Thought For The Day: The Company You Keep

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July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently, According to Science

There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend a day curled up with a book and you’re an intellectual, but spend a day watching your favorite … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Rest Your Mind

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Case for Finger Counting | Edutopia

A study published in Frontiers in Education suggests that this may be a mistake because finger counting seems to boost math learning when paired with number games. Read the full … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

25 Attention-Getters to Calm A Noisy Classroom | Education to the Core

As teachers, we know the value of having good attention getters to quiet noisy classrooms. I have always wanted a comprehensive list of all of the best attention getters in … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fake news harms children’s self-esteem and trust, say MPs | BBC News

Children with poor literacy skills struggle most to tell which stories are false, says a report. A few weeks ago, Chloe, 13, shared a hoax story about the alleged death of … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Invest Wisely

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Making it Possible

June 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teenagers ‘let down over degree choices’ | BBC News

Teenagers in England are having to make choices about university on the basis of too little information, a report by the Public Accounts Committee warns. The PAC report says this … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women Who Watched ‘The X-Files’ Pursued More Careers in STEM | www.fastcompany.com

The phenomenon has been known as “The Scully Effect”–named after Gillian Anderson’s character Dana Scully – and the Geena Davis Institute proved it’s real. Women who watched The X-Files regularly … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head | BBC News

Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Picture of Language: The Fading Art of Diagramming Sentences | NPR

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor. When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hotter years ‘mean lower exam results’ | BBC News

Students taking exams in a summer heat wave might have always complained that they were hampered by the sweltering weather. But this study, from academics at Harvard, the University of … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Pay Attention

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Mistakes

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why I miss teaching | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
“It’s better than sliced bread” was my reply in September 1977 when my dad asked me about my first teaching job. I was at the ‘chalk…

May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

I wish mum’s phone was never invented | BBC News

A teacher’s Facebook post about inventions her pupils wish had not been created is making parents stop and think. Read the full story on the BBC website: I wish mum’s … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

School pencil cases banned to stop ‘stigma’ | BBC News

A school has banned pencil cases in a bid to stop pupils from poor families being stigmatised. St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Blyth, Northumberland, said it had taken steps to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

London ranked top city for students | BBC News

London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students. The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, has … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Hierarchy of Disagreement – The Best and Worst Argument Techniques | Big Think

A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times. Read it here: The Hierarchy of Disagreement … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Can you really revise while chatting online? | BBC Education

Can you really revise for exams at the same time as conducting multiple simultaneous conversations on social media? It’s peak season for revision for exams in schools and universities, and … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Why Worry?

May 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Learning to speak Shakespeare like the actors do | BBC News

Between them Stacey, 14, and Maleeha, 13, speak six languages – now they both speak Shakespeare as well. That’s just as well, as the work of the 16th Century dramatist … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together | Open Culture

Ask anyone who’s pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they’ll almost certainly have a story. Source: How the … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Understand Before You Explain

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Count Them

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment
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