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Honing Students’ Speaking Skills | Edutopia

Some guidelines for teaching all students to speak credibly and confidently—an essential skill for college and career success. Read the article here: Honing Students’ Speaking Skills | Edutopia Advertisements

October 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Learning Processes: Respond, Reflect, Review

A major strand in the development of learning will be seismic changes in the purposes and processes of assessment. This process is already underway. There is increasing disillusion with summative … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Definition of a Teacher

October 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ofsted: 1010 ‘outstanding’ schools not inspected for a decade | BBC News

One in 20 children in England is in a school that has not been inspected for more than 10 years, the BBC has found. Analysis of official data revealed 24 … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Accommodating Students with Dyslexia | Edutopia

For many of us, reading is as automatic as breathing. But for the millions of students with dyslexia, reading is a difficult task that poses constant academic and emotional challenges. … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

A reductionist approach in many western nations has meant an undue emphasis on developing reading, writing and arithmetic as the foundations of success in learning. This in turn has led … Continue reading

September 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Pyramid of Learning – Sensory Integration

When people, particularly politicians, speak of learning related to schools, they adopt a very narrow definition of learning. Essentially they talking about curriculum, and that is effectively about the content … Continue reading

September 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Single Most Important Lesson You’ll Teach…

Having had a Labrador for the last three years, I’ve got into some deep philosophical conversations about life when walking with fellow dog owners. A number of my dog walking … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Off to ‘big school’? Some pupils need extra support, says Ofsted | BBC News

Primary schools should identify pupils whose behaviour may be at risk of deteriorating when they reach secondary school, a report for Ofsted suggests. Head teachers told Ofsted some pupils could … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The back-to-school question some believe we should ditch | BBC News

Teachers and former students debate whether you should ask children what they did during the summer. Read the full article here on the BBC website: The back-to-school question some believe … Continue reading

September 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

SHS ConnectEd Conference, March 2020

I am delighted to have been approached to speak at the Surbiton High School ConnectEd Conference in March 2020. This is one of a number of interesting invitations I’ve received … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Back to School Tips for Teachers | ThoughtCo.

Going back to school after summer break can be exciting, nerve-racking, and hectic for teachers. It may be the most important time of the year. Read the article here: 7 … Continue reading

September 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers | Edutopia

New teachers — and experienced ones too — can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins. In the 1950s, psychologists Jacob Kounin and Paul Gump … Continue reading

September 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Future Proof Your School by David Hughes

For those who have asked… Future Proof Your School is available to order at all good bookshops, it is available online at the usual outlets including Amazon and Amazon Marketplace. … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neurodiversity in the workplace | ACAS

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that many people may not yet know much about. However, learning more about neurodiversity and taking steps to better support it in workplaces can … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

New T-level study to be worth three A-levels | BBC News

Students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced. University admissions service Ucas says a … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

A-levels: What subjects are students dropping and why? | BBC News

As students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their A-Level results, Reality Check looks at how subject choices are changing. Read the findings here: A-levels: What subjects are students … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

60-Second Strategy: 7-Minute Writes | YouTube

Looking for a simple way to get your students writing? Try a low-stakes timed exercise.

August 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

15+ Strategies to Help Build Self-Regulation Skills

Source: 15+ Strategies to Help Build Self-Regulation Skills

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Helping Students Use Improvement Plans to Develop Self-Regulation | Edutopia

Guiding students to create on an ongoing cycle of growth in self-regulation starts with having them set explicit goals for themselves. Self-regulation is a skill that takes a long time … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why gaming is coming to this school’s curriculum | BBC News

Newsbeat has been to visit the first school in the UK to introduce gaming into its curriculum. See the full story here: Why gaming is coming to this school’s curriculum … Continue reading

August 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

SLANT Listening

The problem with listening is that too many people listen, simply with the intention of finding the gap with which to interject their own opinions. Deep listening, when you are … Continue reading

August 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM | Edutopia

Engineering consultant and author Karen Purcell stresses the importance of capturing young girls’ interest in STEM subjects and career paths, offering five strategies to make this happen. …the lack of … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Roald Dahl Day Lesson – The Power of Words | BBC Teach

Join BBC Teach in celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Friday, 13th September 2019, with a very special interactive lesson and digital event aimed at primary school pupils aged 7 to … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Summer holiday activities and things to do with children | BBC Teach

The long summer holidays are here and with them the question of how to fill all that time. As what seems like endless weeks stretch out in front of you, … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Random First Line Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from WritingExercises.co.uk The aim of these writing prompts is to spark off a short story. When you click the button, a random first line … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

University applications could be after A-levels | BBC News

Universities are considering whether to shift the timetable of the admissions system so that applications would take place after students have their A-level results. A review into the admissions process … Continue reading

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment
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