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The Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers

Download this infographic entitled Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers, here. The infographic comes from the publication Inspiring teachers: perspectives and practices, and the full report can be viewed on ResearchGate, the … Continue reading

September 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces | Edutopia

When students are given space to tinker, overcome challenges, and explore independently and joyfully, opportunities to build up resilience and perseverance abound. via: Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces | … Continue reading

September 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Inspirational School-Based Rewards

Brian Mendler with a stroke of lateral thinking genius here: One of my fave ways to build culture is to reward everyone in honor of one. “Because Jenny had such … Continue reading

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

For New Teachers, 6 Principles to Remember This School Year | Edutopia

It won’t be easy, but if you prepare for turbulence and set reasonable goals, you’ll stay calmer and make progress in all the right places. Filling papers with red ink … Continue reading

August 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers, From a New Teacher | Edutopia

A first-year elementary teacher transformed her classroom with a focus on social and emotional learning… and a little help from Penny the Positivity Penguin. The entire vibe of the classroom … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

The 7 Stages of Summer Break For Teachers | Bored Teachers | YouTube

August 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Connection over Compliance

August 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

How a Teacher Eliminated Tests For One Year | Edutopia

Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress-free for students. I figured that after a year of quarantining and hybrid learning, it might be … Continue reading

July 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

3 Key Areas for Educators to Reflect on This Summer | Edutopia

As the year ends, high school teachers and administrators can assess their schools’ traditions, celebrations, and student leadership practices. As we considered which traditions to bring back from before the … Continue reading

July 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Creating a Classroom That Is Student, not Teacher, Driven: An Excerpt from ‘Teach More, Hover Less’ | Edutopia

Teachers can take a step back and create lessons that put student explorations at the centre of learning. A classroom free of micromanagement is not driven by a task-oriented approach. … Continue reading

June 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

The International Teacher Recruitment and Retainment Crisis

There has always been a ‘churn’ rate in teachers in school… a rate at which teachers entered and left the profession, many after the first few years of teaching. When … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Building the Curriculum of the Future: Can you help? An Appeal to Education Leaders Worldwide

Noting the general malaise in education reported in the Western world I’m keen to explore solutions. In the past, the standard response to widespread teacher dissatisfaction has been a pay … Continue reading

June 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

COMING SOON! Empathy Day 2022 | EmpathyLab

Empathy Day is 9 June 2022. On Empathy Day, EmpathyLab runs events and activities to help children read, connect and act using empathy. Authors, illustrators, schools, libraries, and families across … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Authentic Connection, the Secret to Effective Learning

Thank you to Visible Child for this timely and succinct reminder of what our role as educators involves for all those in our care… the role of the educational leader … Continue reading

May 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

14 Things Every Student Needs

What does every single student need – absolutely, positively have to have – to succeed inside and outside of the classroom? Find out here: What Every Student Needs | Terry … Continue reading

April 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

4 Core Purposes of Education, According to Sir Ken Robinson | Edutopia

There are a few terms that are often confused or used interchangeably – “learning,” “education,” “training,” and “school” – but there are important differences between them. Learning is the process … Continue reading

March 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

3 Ways to Handle the Question ‘Am I Your Favorite Student?’ | Edutopia

This is a question that students will inevitably ask. It might not be enough to merely reply with forced honesty, “I don’t have favorites.” You might need a response or … Continue reading

March 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

4 Ways to Fight Bias in Grading | Edutopia

Unconscious bias may be unavoidable, but here’s how you can reduce its destructive impact. In the classroom, decades of evidence confirm that teachers are not immune and that some degree … Continue reading

February 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

3 Steps for Teachers Seeking to Be Lifelong Learners | Edutopia

Engaging in a process of learning, unlearning, and relearning puts educators on a path to continuous improvement. Somewhere between paralyzing impostor syndrome and insufferable arrogance, there is a sweet spot, … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Intelligence Report 2: Understanding School Culture and Building it Into Your Improvement Strategy

In its simplest form, culture can be defined as ‘the way we do things round here’. It is a foolish school leader who fails to factor school culture into improvement … Continue reading

February 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

How School Leaders Can Build Realistic Optimism This Year | Edutopia

Amid the challenges of the past two years, a superintendent shares the four-step process he used to step back from his breaking point. …it seems we’ve all hit what feels … Continue reading

January 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

How School Leaders Can Support Teachers and Students This Year | Edutopia

Rather than push more content and new initiatives, this year teachers and administrators should consider scaling back. One of the things we know about brains that have been pushed too … Continue reading

January 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2021 | Edutopia

From reframing our notion of “good” schools to mining the magic of expert teachers, here’s a curated list of must-read research from 2021 from Edutopia. Not surprisingly the main focus … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Preparation is Everything

December 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

21 Things Every Educator Should Try in 2021 | Hooked On Innovation

This is a list of ideas for educators to try in their classroom this year. Some are tools and others are strategies to drive student engagement. Source: 21 Things Every … Continue reading

November 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome at Work | The Asana Blog

Get tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome from Owen O’Kane, a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in physical and mental health. Whether we know it or not, … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Crisis

To an extent, there has always been a retention crisis in teaching. Traditionally, in the UK doing a post graduate certificate in education (PGCE) was almost a default setting for … Continue reading

November 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Developing Your Teams

Your staff are the most valuable asset in securing the best futures for your pupils. They need to be valued, consulted and developed by mentors. These things must happen not … Continue reading

November 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Art of Teaching

October 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

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