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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

Neuroscience, Behaviour and Motivation

Our friends at Edutopia, and Judy Willis in particular, have put together this short paper on using neuroscientific principles to ensure that students are engaged and motivated across the span … Continue reading

October 9, 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

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

The Value of the Comic Book Format in Learning

I recently waxed lyrical about a piece of software I’ve worked with over the last decade called Comic Life. It is the simplest and most powerful piece of software I’ve … Continue reading

August 5, 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

Flexible Classrooms: Research Is Scarce, But Promising | Edutopia

An ambitious study of 153 classrooms in the United Kingdom provides the best evidence that flexible spaces can boost academic performance. Read the full article here: Flexible Classrooms: Research Is … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms | Edutopia

K–8 educators from across America provide a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations. See the full article here: 7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms | Edutopia

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Reflections on Shifting to a Flexible Classroom | Edutopia

A middle school teacher shares the benefits of giving students voice and choice in their learning environment. Read the full article here: Reflections on Shifting to a Flexible Classroom | Edutopia

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Learning Pyramid – Teach What You Learn

In this example of the cone of learning and retention, the flat figure has been transposed into a pyramid and the suggestion is that the volume of each layer graphically … Continue reading

July 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

How Personalized Learning Unlocks Student Success | Educause

Technology provides higher education with tools that can tailor the learning experience to the individual, help at-risk students master core skills, and develop guided pathways that assess students’ progress toward … Continue reading

July 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

50+ De-escalation Strategies | Pathway 2 Success

See the full list here: 50+ De-escalation Strategies | Pathway 2 Success

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies | Edutopia

The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, “Sign o’ the Times.” That song was an apt musical backdrop for … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blended Learning: Some Considerations

How do we take advantage of educational technology in learning? This infographic gives some consideration to the parameters that need to be addressed. In many classrooms, the rather unsubtle reality … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Broomlands Primary: Does a ‘stunning school’ help learning? | BBC News

At first glance, it looks like a giant crown sitting on top of the grass or a spacecraft that has landed in a traditional Borders market town. Whatever it might … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Careers lessons push up GCSE grades | BBC News

Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Handy Tips to Make Students More Attentive | EduLearn2Change

How can you keep your students focused along the whole lesson ? Here are handy tips to make students more attentive and thus enhance their learning: Handy Tips to Make … Continue reading

May 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

25 Recycling Activities for the Classroom | WeAreTeachers

Help your students take recycling to a whole new level in your classroom with these inspiration ideas and projects. See the full list here: 25 Recycling Activities for the Classroom … Continue reading

May 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Masking Behaviours

Thanks to our friends at GoZen! for this timely insight into behaviours and what might be underlying them: 8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else | GoZen!

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Reluctant learners (students and teachers) and what you can do about them…

In any educational setting there will be learners who are not fully engaged in the learning process for a variety of reasons. If you have led an INSET session, you … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gamification: Changing the Ground Rules For Learning

  Much has been written about the subject of gamification in learning. It covers a massive scope of developments. At one end of the spectrum is included artificial intelligence, online … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment
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