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Behaviour Triggers for Children with Autism

Any educational professional who deals regularly with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders will recognise these triggers to emotional reactions. Thank you to Daniel Sobel for sharing this…   Source: www.doodle.ac … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Interesting Graphic of the Wealth of Nations Begging Many Questions…

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Giving Learners Responsibility in Class

I like this idea, which is an extension of what goes on informally in most classrooms. I would want the roles to be rotated, with each role holder briefing the … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic | YouTube

October 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Building Future Learning Models

Thanks to Innovative Global Education for this template to help develop new and challenging templates for learning units. When teachers work together to develop new modules, and even better, collaborate … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collaboration: The Future of Learning

The future of learning will be less about information transmission from teacher to student (pedagogy) and more about the student determining the how, the where and the when of learning … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Solutions to the CPD Issue

The problem with Continuous Professional Development is often that it is not continuous, isn’t professional and doesn’t address valid developmental issues. This prompt sheet gives some ideas as to how … Continue reading

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: Signs and Symptoms

This useful infographic created by Terran Smith was shared by Daniel Sobel and illustrates the impact of domestic violence on children in terms of signs and symptoms they might display. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dealing with Trauma

At some point in your teaching career you will be confronted by a student or colleague coming to terms with a traumatic incident in their life. Sympathy and empathy will … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Supporting Children with Traumatic Grief

I remember well being told when I was in primary school that a close friend and classmate had lost his mother at the weekend. I’ve also had to deal with … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say | NPR

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you’re … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fake News and the Assault on Rational Thought

I have to thank my Indian friend and colleague, Arunabh Singh of Nehru World Schools, who shared clear outline of how to use your critical faculties to spot the news … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pobble!

I came across a new website which looks to turbocharge the teaching of English. I liked what I found and thought you might find it useful too. Pobble supports your teaching. … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Early Conference Notification: Changing Culture through Inclusive Environments in Schools

Just in from Kevin Hewitson – a very worthwhile experience on offer… Find out more here: Challenging Education Conference – 1st May 2019

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Difference Between Fair and Equal in Educational Provision

In providing for students of differing abilities and aptitudes we have to realise that  striving for equality of provision, might not necessarily provide a fair solution for all students. Download … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

How do you improve schools? Start by coaching principals, says new study

It is good to see that my new book on future-proofing schools by focusing on the qualities of leadership appears to be on the money… this US study seems to … Continue reading

September 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Engagement Strategies from teachertrap.com

For those days when your batteries are low and you need to come up with some new learning strategies…

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Educational False Starts and Heutagogy

I am as prone as the next teacher to exploring new approaches to learning, but it could be said that teachers are naïve suckers for an all-encompassing solution to learning. … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Power of Positivity with Children

Another post to start the new academic year on a positive note. I like the spirit, if not the content of some of these comments. Looks a little like someone … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marking… Making a Fresh Start

Marking, done well and in an ipsative way can enhance the quality and pace of learning. Done badly it helps nobody and eats up teacher time outside the classroom. The … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Power of Positive Language

As the new academic year beckons, some thoughts on the language you use with students and the responses it elicits… Much of the response you generate from learners will be … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

A Simple Mental Health Pain Scale | The Graceful Patient

Originally posted on The Graceful Patient:
A good friend pointed out, after my last post on the importance of physical pain scale accuracy, that we lack decent ways to communicate…

August 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Teachers Make a Difference…

Some more thoughts on how teachers can be systematic in their quest to make a difference in the lives of young people… once again, there is no mention of content … Continue reading

August 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Encouraging your Children and Students

Some simple, clear and effective things to say to your children (be they yours or in your class) every day.

August 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dyspraxia Checklist For Teachers and Parents

Source: Dyspraxia Checklist For Teachers and Parents | StephaniePressman

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Recognising what motivates your team members is the key to successful learning projects

Until you can recognise what motivates the individuals in your team, you will never be able to reach their maximum performance and work in independent, autonomous and sustainable ways. This … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leadership Traits

I’m currently in the feverish process of writing a book on leadership and culture. Coming across this, it helped me clarify some thoughts and took  me to thinking about leaders … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · Leave a comment
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