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Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10 | BBC News

BBCA A teacher from north London, named as a top-10 finalist in a global teaching award, has warned of the poor living conditions of her pupils. Andria Zafirakou says some … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Are the Kids Alright? | Renegade Inc

A very illuminating debate of the current state of learning and education. Although it is UK-focussed, it will resonate with educators around the world.  Renegade is a new organisation to … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience in Education

This US report from The Tech Advocate outlines how neuroscience is beginning to impact on educational provision. Not before time in my opinion! The world of educational technology has a … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge: January 2018 Newsletter

Many of this month’s stories share a similar theme – that of how our interaction with the virtual world (either spending time hooked up to the Internet, or using algorithms, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collaborative problem-solving and why it matters for learning | IOE London Blog

The results of the 2015 PISA collaborative problem solving assessments were  published last November. In Andreas Schleicher’s editorial, he confirmed that solving problems with others (collaborative problem-solving) is a key skill for … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet

Infographic by Global Digital Citizen Source: ultimate-critical-thinking-worksheet | Global Digital Citizen Foundation Via: Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet | Nat Geo Education Blog

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Learning {Re}imagined | Medium

A fascinating article from Graham Brown Martin on the impact of technology on learning… Learning to thrive in a transforming world. Read the full article here: Education and the Fourth … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Attachment Disorders – The Difficult-to-Teach Child

One of the things that really distressed me as a teacher was that such was the clamour to delivery curriculum content, the specific learning needs of the child were often … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The global learning crisis – and what to do about it

Amel Kaboul is a former Tunisian government minister, now working with The Education Commission. In this TEDTalk she presents some ways to break down the dichotomy between education and learning … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Clive Shepherd surveys Personalised Learning

A valuable contribution to the debate on personalised learning and why we do it so badly in the UK… Clive Shepherd on Personalised Learning

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Thing Your Students Need Most

February 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Student Mental Health in Schools

There is much more attention being paid to the issues surrounding the mental health of students in schools. Attention is of course great, and an improvement from when mental health … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Folly of Multiple Academy Trusts – Unaccountable and Profit-driven – a Toxic Formula for Education

The answer, as with everything with this Tory government, was privatisation. The question had been how to drive up standards in learning across the country. Unsurprisingly, the Multiple Academy Chains … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds | BBC News

A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its makers admit it … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Refugees – the way you see it…

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teaching Beyond Knowledge

Matt Bogert gives a clear route map for future learning by exploring Teaching which extends beyond knowledge acquisition… Our instantaneous access to information is also instant access to changing information. … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Smart is Your Phone? Integrating Technology into Learning

My friend Neil Bunting alerted me to this article which addresses the thorny issue of integrating technology into education and learning. It is often quoted that the modern smart phone … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tony Swainston on a Positive Mindset

My online friend Tony Swainston has some useful advice about Mindset for learners and teachers in his new book: Read more here, where you can download a 5 page extract from … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Purpose and Direction

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Micro-learning Explained

Whilst completing my teacher training certificate we were introduced to the concept of micro-teaching. It was a daunting experience as we had to deliver a ten minute lesson in the … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown Martin: Education Technology and the Future

As always, some thoughtful words of wisdom from Graham Brown Martin

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managerialism… the Bane of This Generation

Linked to neo-liberal philosophy is the dangerous cult of managerialism. In essence, managerialism is a belief that any business, enterprise or organisation can be reduced to a series of inputs … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Life-Changing Traits

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Discipline Without Stress, Punishment, or Rewards | ThoughtCo

How can we discipline students, so we as teachers can do our jobs and teach these young children who refuse to learn? People are not changed by other people. People can … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Vygotsky on Play

January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Opposing Intolerance

In an era when the US President describes poorer countries as “shitholes” and mocks the disabled and ethnic minority groups, we must realise that we have an obligation, if we … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment
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