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Dyslexia: A Positive Insight

It is so refreshing to see a positive take on issues related to dyslexia. For all the difficulties in handling social situations, and managing number and literacy, there are insights … Continue reading

July 19, 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

Thought For The Day: Life As a Teacher

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Decade for Education to Change or Wither!

I’ve just completed the first draft of my book Re-examining Success. I started on the premise that Excellence is a very dangerous thing on which to base the functioning of … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

England university applications hit record numbers | BBC News

Record numbers of 18-year-olds in England have applied for a place at university, figures from Ucas reveal. The admissions service statistics show 236,350 school leavers – 40% in total – … Continue reading

July 14, 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

Thought For The Day: Inspire!

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Make-Up of Neuro-Diverse Conditions: Symptoms, Signs and Overlaps

I find this helpful infographic by Mary Colley really helpful in understanding the landscape of neuro-diverse conditions and how they overlap. Discussion of these conditions and their impact on the … Continue reading

July 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Self-Belief

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Closing the Achievement Net: Talk notes and slides | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
Downloadable file After my talk at the 2019 Festival of Education I have prepared a downloadable file covering the key aspects of the session. Like all…

July 3, 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

Thought For The Day: Because it Matters

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

A word of commendation for Plasq and Comic Life!

We’ve all been in those online conversations with customer relationship departments which seem to be endless, tedious, circuitous and fail to resolve a problem. It would be perhaps asking too … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

I often make a distinction between working in a company and being a teacher. In this case I don’t see a distinction… the principles of teacher retention revolve around these … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks

Public domain audiobooks. LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to, on their computers, iPods or other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD. View the full library … Continue reading

June 28, 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

What I learnt at the 10th Festival of Education | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
This was my 5th time at the festival but this year I spoke at the festival about the importance of learning relationships and our learning needs…

June 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The One Way

June 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Workload Reduction Made Simple

In a nutshell this is all you need to know about workload reduction. An interesting conversation I’ve had with many teachers has been with regards to when they end projects … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 · 3 Comments

Communication and Learning Effectiveness – Insights and Words of Caution

I am indebted to Daniel Sobel for recounting this most valuable piece of research from Edgar Dale which has been in circulation since the late 1960s and yet which does … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 3 Comments

Teaching Resources | TES

TES provides a range of primary and secondary school teaching resources including lesson plans, worksheets and student activities for all curriculum subjects. Source: Teaching Resources | TES

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

School bans students from saying ‘like’ to improve speaking skills | CBBC Newsround

A school in West Yorkshire has banned students from using the word ‘like’ during conversations in order to improve speaking skills. Single-word answers such as ‘good’, ‘nice’ and ‘sad’ have … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Counts

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to Drive Personalized Learning in Higher Education | Online Digital Marketing Courses

​While personalization has seen exciting changes in education, higher education is still struggling to adopt it. Nearly half of undergraduate students in the US fail to earn a degree within … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment
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