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Positive Mental Health

It seems we are often too busy to devote the time and commitment to fostering strong resilience in our children… Advertisements

May 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Leadership

May 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Supporting Students With Chronic Trauma | Edutopia

An American investigation into how to de-escalate negative behaviour patterns in young people. Sadly too many colleagues are having to address this issue which is affecting too many students! De-escalation … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Content-Based Curriculum

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Metacognition in Context: How Learners Put Themselves in the Learning

Two students do not approach the same problem from the same direction. Their approach is determined by their metacognitive sense of identity as a learner. To be effective their learning … Continue reading

May 14, 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

Thought For The Day: Kindness

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

Creating High Performance Teams

High performance teams can only perform consistently in a culture that allows collaboration, risk taking and critical thinking to thrive. Daniel Goleman gives some insights in how to construct and … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Understand Before You Explain

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Academy Chains… Growth and Mutation

Apparently the privatisation of English education, as represented by the growth of Multiple Academy Chains, has hit an additional problem. Apparently they were working on the basis that they could … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Lesson Planning 101 | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
? It may appear simple to say that there has to be a beginning, middle and end but is important that we do not miss any…

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Myth of the Grammar School…

The claimed benefits are shown to be down to social factors and cherry-picking, says Professor Stephen Gorard, of Durham’s School of Education: Grammar schools do not have better pupil attainment … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

An Overview of a 21st Century Curriculum

Andrew Churches published this overview a few years back on edorigami.wikispaces.com and it stands today as a model for 21st century learning.  We first shared it on this blog back … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Narrow vocabulary hits pupils grades | BBC News

Research suggests four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary have limited vocabulary. Monosyllabic adolescents may be nothing new, but the latest research suggests a big chunk … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

WHY? | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
Why dedicate yourself to introducing and promoting a way of thinking about, and going about, teaching and learning? I was asked this question and have been…

April 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Support in Your Classroom

I was initially sceptical, much to my shame, about the difference that sensory support could have in the classroom. The turning point for me was when a colleague suggested I … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Potential Signs of a Sensory Processing Disorder in Learners

This goes under the heading  of looking for patterns in behaviours…

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Processing Disorder – A Primer

A useful infographic, shared by Daniel Sobel, on the significant subject of sensory processing disorder. It comes from a presentation by Dr Danielle Eadens at Northern Arizona University. What manifests itself … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be a Champion

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines | TheConversation.com

The world is changing fast and education is not equipping children with the kind of minds they are going to need. At the moment, we exist in an education culture … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Learning to say “No” | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
Teachers, on the whole, are a pretty compliant bunch. Ask them to do anything and they will often find a way to add it to their…

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Educate Me

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Behavioural Intentions and Functions

All behaviours are trying to reach a defined objective. Some behavioural strategies are effective and some less so – but they are all defined by their end. I’ve had this … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science? | NPR

If you’re a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, why not help them out? Sure, OK Go is … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Managing Change

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walter Smith and Barry Smith on Affective Learning

We tend to think at a number of levels. We can be rational and evaluative, but at key junctures of our live we act intuitively. For example, when in danger … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment
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