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Social and Emotional Skills defined by Anya Kamenetz

This infographic and article provides a solid foundation for exploring social and emotional learning. Source: What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’? | MindShift | KQED … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Shukla Bose on teaching one child at a time

A seminal TED Talk by Shukla Bose regarding respecting individuality and rejecting production line based learning. Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time | TED Talk | TED.com

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Sugata Mitra and the Hole in the Wall Project

Sugata’s Hole in the Wall Project is a famous piece of field research in education. In some of the poorest regions of India, he placed the latest computers into walls. … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Ken Robinson on Schools Killing Creativity

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning – creating conditions where … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Future First – an alumni community for every state school and college

Former students can have a transformative effect on the lives of young people at their old schools and colleges. Future First aims to create a national culture of alumni engagement so that … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Young Enterprise: Volunteering

The excitement and satisfaction of mentoring, of transforming attitudes, and of helping young people open their eyes to the world of enterprise keeps many of our volunteers coming back year … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Every Child Needs a Mentor (ECNAM)

Mentoring provides a different paradigm for learning that stresses partnership and empowerment for the student in the relationship with the teacher/mentor.  Mentor Herman Stewart posted this case study from his … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Listening and Speaking – A Useful Infographic

Serpil Tuti-Sarı presented this useful infographic from plantlovegrow.com relating listening to speaking. It puts me in mind of the old saying, “Engage your brain before engaging your mouth!”

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Why Good Schools Are Happy Places | HuffPost

Consider all that occurs in the short span of ten minutes at the start of each day at my son’s school. Students participate in a community that values play, song, … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Riposte to the Traditional Written Exam

This is a forthright and provocative attack on standard written examinations from the CEO of Yacapaca, Ian Grove-Stephensen. It certainly resonates with my experience… It is long past time to … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning Resources | The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute’s huge collection of science lessons, experiments, activities, and interesting facts, all on the web to share with teachers! View the full collection here: Learning Resources | The … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

School Exclusions: An Expensive Road to Failure

This is a sad report from my old Local Authority, Nottingham City, showing that the brutal tool of exclusions is still widely used as a way of deflecting student issues… … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia

In this free classroom resource guide, you’ll get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum, as well as a reading list and a variety of resources to help you learn more … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finding Your Place in the World: Ikigai

I remember when doing O levels and A levels recognising that my choices opened up future employment opportunities whilst closing down others. I felt I was destined to do a … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers | e-Learning Infographics

The 25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers Infographic is a collection of quotes that honour, uplift, and motivate educators of every kind all over the world. Source: 25 Inspirational Quotes for … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

4 Steps to Better Writers | Edutopia

Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik isolates four steps to becoming a better writer – Purpose, Organization, Evidence and Thesis (POET) – and, with this pre-writing exercise, encourages his students to ‘be … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building a Digital Portfolio | ETML

Via: Best Practices for Building A Digital Portfolio | ETML And here are some great suggestions for apps to get you started: 6 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

An Excellent Tool to Help You Stay Focused | ETML

Internet addiction can be a serious productivity killer. The net is full of all kinds of digital distractions and unless you know how to effectively manage your online time, you … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Self-Reflection and Personal Growth

There can be no growth without reflection and this should be the mantra for learners of all ages…

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Photographer creates stunning video of Mars from HiRISE images | DIY Photography

Photographer and videographer Jan Fröjdman created a fictive flight above Mars using real images of the red planet. He has hand-picked reference points on anaglyph images from the HiRISE camera, which … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free

NASA have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s more than 140,000 photos and other resources available to view and download. Almost every … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger Syndrome Primer | The National Autistic Society

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger Syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating. Click through for a comprehensive summary of symptoms, the benefits … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inside an Examiner’s Mind | BBC Bitesize

Jack interviews three examiners to unveil the face behind the papers and discovers that they are not as scary as you may think! He questions them on how the marking … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Periodic Table of STEAM Apps | ThingLink

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Digital Citizen | commonsense.org

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader | George Couros

Source: 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader | George Couros

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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