Monday, 13 February 2017

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A ten year-old with significant aspirations....

I found this article about role play on a great Mathematics' website, where I was originally looking at a times tables game:


Amazing Role Play Areas

times tables games for kids

Times table game:

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Free Online Ivy League Courses

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Mark Anderson's excellent Blog, ICTEvangelist, offers teachers loads of really practical suggestions and resources about incorporating learning technologies into the classroom to engage students and improve their learning. 

Technology to Support Teaching English
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Knowledge Vs Understanding

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You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. Richard Feynman

Names don't Constitute Knowledge

Using NRICH tasks to enrich your students' mathematical experience

This is an excellent website for mathematics and for extending students' thinking. There are free resources to enrich the curriculum in maths, from Lower Primary all the way to the end of senior school. The aim of nrich is to stimulate students' curiosity. 

nrich Maths for resources

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Yes, we are back to the reality of marking students' work. This article has ten ways in which to mark students' work that are easier for teachers and more interesting for students. 
Marking Students' Work Made Easier 

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Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom - Free Course

Monday, 6 February 2017

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Behaviour Management Tips from Bill Rogers
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From the TES, a really interesting perspective with regard to resilience and the way in which we approach it in schools. Careful handling is clearly required in terms of our own TBS Learner Profile! 

Natasha Devon asks:`...when we implore our students to be "resilient" in a bid to prepare them for an ever more aggressive, binary and heartless world, we should ask ourselves what sort of future generation we are creating?`

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A new resource is being offered by the Times Educational Supplement and aims to support teachers in developing mastery in maths for their students. If you have not already subscribed to the TES, do so! It is full of resources, created by teachers, many of which are free. 

Maths Mastery
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Following our analyses last week pertaining to the CIS domains, a question arose about blended learning, which was contained in one of the statements we were asked to consider. Here is a bite-sized description that might just put your mind at rest as to what it really is: 
Blended Learning
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Reasons to get students moving!

The Benefits of Body Percussion with Ollie Tunmer
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Digital Citizenship Resources

Students at a primary school in the UK wear slippers in class, and here's why....

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