Thursday, 24 May 2018
A website recently released by Microsoft uses Microsoft tools to build affordable inquiry and project-based activities to visualise data across science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) curriculum. Middle school standards-based lesson plans are written by teachers for teachers.
There are cross-curricular lessons and resources, including:
Measuring Water Quality to Understand Human Impact;
Measuring Speed to Understand Forces and Motion;
Harnessing Electricity to Communicate;
Building Machines that Emulate Humans;
Using Computational Thinking to Understand Earthquakes.
From Alistair Bryce-Clegg, a great idea for EYFS teachers for an Understanding the World activity.
I really like this article's focus on the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion: 'Because self-esteem is a global evaluation of your overall worth, it has its dangers. What am I achieving? Am I good enough? How do I compare with my peers?'
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Lyndsey Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett are the Co-Founders of The Curiosity Approach and 'believe that by providing a sense of awe and wonder in educational environments, we lay the foundations for future learning. To nurture and instill a love of curiosity, helping to create those “thinkers and doers” of the future. Curiosity is a powerful driver for all future learning. Leading onto imagination, creativity and far beyond.'