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Thought For The Day: Elliot Masie on E-Learning

 

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | The Guardian

This article first appeared in The Guardian in 2013, but remains pertinent today. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

GCSE resits cause ‘significant problems’, says Ofsted boss | BBC News

Forcing resits on teenagers who do not get good GCSEs in English and maths is causing “significant problems”, the new head of Ofsted has argued. Amanda Spielman said the policy, … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Digital Engagement for All

Mal Lee and Roger Broadie outline how to engage all learners with digital technology. The digital and the socially networked is not going to be the answer for all, and … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Music ‘could face extinction’ in secondary schools | BBC News

Music “could face extinction” as a subject in secondary schools in England, researchers have warned. They say music is being squeezed because of pressure on pupils to take subjects included … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vocational training shake-up ‘most ambitious since A-levels’ | BBC News

Vocational and technical education in England is to get an extra £500m a year in a bid to train more skilled workers and boost the economy. The plans, to be … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Differentiation: Education For All Abilities | @TeacherToolkit

  How do you differentiate a lesson where you have such a wide range of abilities? Stretching and challenging every ability is possible and differentiation is the key to unlocking … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Team

It is good to know, when resources are being pared back that there is still great work being done by local authority education teams in the UK. Here is one … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Phonics vs Reading – Professor Stephen Krashen

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

£14,000 tuition fees plan for two-year degree courses | BBC News

Universities in England will be able to charge more than £14,000 per year for a fast-track two year degree, under plans from the government. Students would be able to get … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom | George Couros

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February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

An interview with the Finnish Education Minister explaining their guiding philosophy

  Finland is often held up as the most effective education system in the world. The cultural drivers of the system are as least as important as the structural aspects … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Creativity in Learning

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

South African e-learning to reach excluded | BBC News

Digital learning is helping to meet the demand for better education in South Africa. Tablets, laptops and digital learning are increasingly being used to reach students with little or no … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Learners Coping with Pain Through Emotional Self-Regulation

I’m often decrying Neuroscience for failing to translate research into workable applications to improve learning. This feature from Michael McKnight gives us a slight insight into what could be a … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

University applications fall with drop in nursing and EU students | BBC News

A drop in EU students and nursing candidates has driven the decline, figures show. Fees in England are rising again, and it is the first fall in UK applications since … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Creativity?

Originally posted on ace-d:
Is creativity important, and specifically is it so in teaching and learning? My short answer,  “Yes”. I would argue that without creativity there is the danger…

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger’s Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel

This is a terrific schema for developing your students who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more about The Sensory Funnel here: Why you should never focus on teaching someone with Asperger’s social skills first … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Support World Autism Week!

In all my years of teaching I never received any specific training in Autism Awareness. That means that I was unable to support those students in my classes who had … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 7 Comments

Schools cherry-picking pupils who apply mid-year, says report | BBC News

Vulnerable children can struggle to find a school place if they apply mid-year, with some schools “cherry-picking” pupils, according to the chief schools adjudicator for England. Some schools “unlawfully” interviewed … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

21st Century Schools | Maes Y Llan Community Primary School, Wrexham

A Forest School ethos informs the outdoor teaching at Maes Y Llan Community Primary School, Wrexham and the way the grounds have been developed reflect this. Forest School leaders from … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity and Learning Effectiveness

I found this article by Robert Montenegro particularly clear in outlining how practical learning strategies can be gleaned from research on neuroplasticity, and includes the detailed infographic below: Introduction to Neuroplasticity and … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Principles of effective networking

Originally posted on tenpencemore:
Networking is about face to face meetings as well as online activity through Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking tools. Here are some basic tips for…

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where Do Chemical Elements Come From?

A useful infographic illustrating the origins of the chemical elements. This should spark some great science-based enquiries…

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grammars ‘will not boost poorest pupils’ science grades’ | BBC News

Top scientists fear plans for more grammar schools in England will not help disadvantaged pupils. Read the full story on the BBC website: Grammars ‘will not boost poorest pupils’ science … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet the kids who think for themselves | BBC News

  A new learning technique is driving results up in UK schools. Watch the video on the BBC website: Meet the kids who think for themselves | BBC News

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Building Sentences – A Structured Approach

Having students understand the impact of their words is fundamental to enabling them to become great communicators. By deconstructing the task you can rebuild powerful sentences that achieve their purpose. … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

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