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The Adolescent Brain

A great video from Thomas Armstrong about the developmental processes going on in the adolescent brain…       Advertisements

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Integration Disorder – Signs & Symptoms – Melissa Idelson | YouTube

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science? | NPR

If you’re a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, why not help them out? Sure, OK Go is … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Creative Problem-Solving Techniques: Reversal

Developing creative approaches to problem-solving is clearly a key area for learning development. Here, a technique used in engineering is explained in a short presentation. Dr David Hall explains the … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Play and Anxiety

Peter Gray outlines an interesting correlation in the lives of children… The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders | Dr Peter Gray | TedX Dr. Peter Gray is … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Critical Thinking in Two Minutes

An interesting short video on critical thinking…. The Thinking Coach – Leadership Training Development

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown Martin: Education Technology and the Future

As always, some thoughtful words of wisdom from Graham Brown Martin

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Different Brains

Different Brains is a new publication to me, but I was immediately attracted to the accessibility of its articles and copy. I also liked the idea that all humans are … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

We can be sure that in the course of their time in school, every student will experience failure. It is, after all, a natural and quite acute element of the … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice

When first appointed to the leadership team of an inner city school, I was struck by the abrasiveness of relationships and recourse to abuse and violence amongst the students. Too … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Can You Teach Creativity? Some Thoughts from Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson has spoken at length about creativity and this is his latest digest of thoughts on the issue of whether it can be taught…

October 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

TED Talks: Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson

An inspirational TEDTalk by Rita Pierson on inspiring learners… Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown-Martin on the Uberfication of Teaching

There was a time when education was regarded as a public good – you could never have too much of it and there was a moral, economic and political justification … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Managing Transition – A Useful Resource

Technology at its best in the support of learners. Thank you for sharing, PSW Education and Leadership.

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis and Engendering Mutual Respect

Rita Pierson gives a masterclass here in a bad day in the class and how to use transactional analysis to generate a culture of better relationships built around success. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Every Child Needs a Mentor (ECNAM)

Mentoring provides a different paradigm for learning that stresses partnership and empowerment for the student in the relationship with the teacher/mentor.  Mentor Herman Stewart posted this case study from his … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger Syndrome Primer | The National Autistic Society

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger Syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating. Click through for a comprehensive summary of symptoms, the benefits … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Amazing Things Happen | YouTube

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize | The Mind Set | Smart Revision Advice

The Mind Set – smart revision advice from exam survivors. Source: BBC Bitesize Highlights – Smart revision advice

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

Two videos explore what happens when a middle school teacher challenges her students to write a novel in just one month.   Source: 8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

The pace in space is hotting up: SpaceX launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

What ‘Orwellian’ Really Means – Noah Tavlin | TED-Ed

If you’ve watched the news or followed politics, chances are you’ve heard the term Orwellian thrown around in one context or another. But have you ever stopped to think about … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depression Explained – A Primer for Teachers and Students

This animation gives some valuable insights into depression and recognising the symptoms. Via: What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It | Upworthy.com

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Music and Memory

As if a justification for music is necessary, research suggest a powerful effect of music on people with Alzheimers…

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Economics Explained and the Power of the Animate

Starting with some talks by Sir Ken Robinson on educational futures some years ago, the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA) regularly produces talks in an Animate format. … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

A fantastic insight into Autism Spectrum Disorders from Rebecca Burgess

The term Autism is popularly used as a non-specific catch all term for a range of symptoms and behaviours. The actuality is more complicated, as Rebecca Burgess explains in this … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment
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