Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Mushy finds his voice
This reminds us how vital it is to help every student find their own voice without which we are nothing.
Text parents about homework to boost exam results – study
This article explains the value of parental engagement and suggests good ideas for how to keep in touch through online learning environments like Google Classroom and Class Dojo.
Assessment without Levels
Dame Alison Peacock, a National Leader of Education and Headteacher of The Wroxham Teaching School, looks at how losing the old national curriculum levels offers an opportunity to develop outstanding assessment practice.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Get ready for the intense excitement of 23 Paralympic sports, including canoe and triathlon for the first time, over 11 days of competition.
For more information about the Paralympic movement, please look at the following websites:
– Official website of the International Paralympic Committee
Paralympic Perspectives – Article about Ann Cody, a former paralympic athlete.
A Chance to Dream – How the Paralympic games have helped countless war veterans achieve their dreams
Paralympic Sport TV – Website with televised paralympic events and videos
Basic Information – History, background, and basic information about the paralympic games.
Athlete Stories – Biographies and stories of some paralympic athletes.
Competition – How one sport has made the games more competitive for a special athlete.
Here is a selection of picture books that will stimulate and challenge older readers. For readers with print disabilities or low confidence, these books open a doorway to complex themes without the burden of lots of text, and there's some stunning and innovative artwork to discuss here too.