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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

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

GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through exams | BBC News

How a community of online students on YouTube helped people studying for their exams. Read the full story here on the BBC website: GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through … Continue reading

August 25, 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

Neurodiversity: Exploring Some Realities

I can thoroughly commend the work of Professor Amanda Kirby in developing the term ‘neurodiversity’ to characterise the wide range of conditions previously held under the ‘autism spectrum disorders’. It … Continue reading

August 19, 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

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

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

Reluctant Adopters and Technology Initiatives | Edutopia

Addressing the valid concerns teachers have about new tech tools helps them accept change and builds positive relationships. When school leaders decide to start a new technology project—whether it’s a small … Continue reading

July 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Designing a school curriculum | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
The school curriculum has many masters, and whilst we think in subjects, few options. We need to rethink our approach and it starts with developing a…

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

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
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