Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The impact of a teacher

Ex-Students Surprise Their Old Teachers

"If you can change someone's perception of themselves and make them better than they thought they were, then I've think you have done a good job."

Sentence Types

Alan Peat's Sentence Structures
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25 ways to improve your sentence writing!


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Questions, Questions, Questions!

On the importance of asking, exploring, and generating questions.

Learning Technologies

The 50 Best Smartphone Apps For Teachers Arranged By Category

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                             600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: 
                                     Improving Student Vocabulary

Teach Thought

Public Speaking

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Why don’t more schools focus on public speaking? Discuss

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Seven ways to give better feedback to your students

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016


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New Research finds that boys read less thoroughly than girls


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Scottish primary school stops setting homework

The Education System in Finland

The Finland Phenomenon 

Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems.
So how do they do it?

How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system

Why are Finland's schools so effective?

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

St George's - Commitment and Consistency

From Crisis to Calm – the transformation of StGeorge's

Watch this short film about the transformation of a school from special measures to outstanding.

4 Great Avatar Creation Apps for Teachers and Students

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An avatar is a visual representation of an imagined or real character. Since their introduction a few years ago, avatars have been widely used for a variety of teaching and learning purposes. From building communities in the classroom and enhancing students' social learning; using avatars to gain real-world experience and develop problem solving skills through virtual games and simulations, avatars have a huge potential in education. In this post there are a number of interesting iPad apps you can use in your teaching to create different kinds of avatars.

Educators Technology

Elf on the Shelf

An elf visiting a classroom brings mischief, learning and fun.

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Elf on the Shelf ideas for your classroom

Pinterest: Early Years Ideas

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25 Elf on the Shelf ideas

Elf on the Shelf escapades 

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Continuing Professional Development

How do teachers learn best? 

What you need to consider for effective CPD

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Iris Connect

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Marking and Feedback

*Ideas are the currency of the 21st century*

Pie Corbett Podcast

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The School Leadership podcast brought to you by NAHT Edge and NAHT. This month's episode is an English special with leading expert in the field, Pie Corbett, speaking about his views on the current primary assessment arrangements and the critical role talk plays in the teaching of writing.

Guided Reading

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Download this free report about the importance of Guided Reading in the National Curriculum, 2014.