Schools Category

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flipping-the-non-flippable-classes-jon-bergmann Editor’s Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don’t realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. […]

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UK education mimics the worst aspects of a McDonald’s production line

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/mar/08/uk-education-mimics-the-worst-aspects-of-a-mcdonalds-production-line UK education mimics the worst aspects of a McDonald’s production line Mike Grenier has been teaching English at Eton College for 21 years and co-founded the slow education movement. When I taught for the first time it was like a cartoon lightbulb moment. I knew it was what I should be doing. I only discovered teaching because I […]

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Performance of academy chains is a mixed bag | Full Fact

https://fullfact.org/live/2014/jul/academy_chain_attainment_improvement-34047 Headlines alone don’t often do serious research justice, but it’s a rarer sight to see two papers directly contradict each other as the Times and Independent did this morning: Times: “Academy chains outperform state schools” Independent: “Academy chains ‘worse for disadvantaged children’ than local authority schools”

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I’m the heir to Gove – and teachers’ pet

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article1436620.ece Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, aims to press ahead with her predecessor’s reforms, but also to be less confrontational with schools Nicky Morgan rejected calls to ease rules on parents taking their children out of school during term time (Jeremy Young) THE new education secretary today warns teachers that she will continue to […]

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Session 114 – How can we create a curriculum where all subjects are valued equally?

http://ukedchat.com/2012/09/06/session-114-how-can-we-create-a-curriculum-where-all-subjects-are-valued-equally/ Session Title: How can we create a curriculum where all subjects are valued equally? Date: Thursday 6th September 2012 Hosted by: @SirBlimeyWindy Summary of the Session: A very wise head once told me ‘you can do what you like if it works’ Well, there’s nothing like a good, constructive debate, is there? One thing […]

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Session 59 – How can we change the mindset that it is not ‘cool’ to achieve in school?

http://ukedchat.com/2011/08/23/session-59/ Session Title: How can we change the mindset that it is not ‘cool’ to achieve in school? Session Summary: This discussion aimed to deal with a situation that I am sure many of us have faced with children who are afraid to achieve because of how their peers will react and indeed how to […]

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One classroom – one ipad

http://janeebasnett.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/one-classroom-one-ipad.html?m=1 Sadly our class set of iPads has been taken away from us and reassigned to Heads of Departments to use, I suspect, largely as personal management systems. I have had one iPad since November and this recent reassignment of the school’s class set of iPads has got me thinking about how my colleagues can […]

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30,000 adolescents disengaged despite raised participation age, figures show

By Laura McCardle, Thursday 26 June 2014 Almost 30,000 16-year-olds were not in education or training at the end of 2013 despite the government raising the participation age to 17, official figures reveal. Government legislation requires school leavers to continue in education or training until they turn 18. Image: Vicky Matthers Government data shows that […]

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Busy teachers in England missing out on professional development

Teachers in England spend half as many days on professional development as their colleagues abroad, according to research by the OECD. The Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) – which collects information on school learning environments in more than 30 countries, focusing on those teaching 11-16 year-olds – found that England’s teachers are also less […]

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Top 10 funniest things students have said to teachers

We asked our Twitter followers to tweet us their funniest examples of student wisdom, philosophy and ignorance. The response was so good that we’ve compiled our top ten here. Got one to add? The comments thread is ready for your comedy: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/jun/11/top-10-funniest-things-students-have-said-to-teachers

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