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Can it be done? Can lifelong habits be changed sustainably in less than half a day? Are ways of thinking flexible enough to bend into other shapes? Wi... [Read on ...]

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Let me introduce the 'CPD Learning Crawl': Pick 3 venues within walking distance of each other. Agree a learning focus and choose a facilitator for... [Read on ...]

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I work in many different educational settings. Over the years I’ve noticed where the more independent learners are. Where do you think that is? ... [Read on ...]

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Don't waste words or jump to conclusions, Carved into the wall of a cave, tucked in a fellside, deep in the English Lake District. Author: Millican... [Read on ...]

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I admire actor Matt Damon for his humility, rigour, adaptability and for the research he puts into each role. Watch any Damon DVD 'making of' feature ... [Read on ...]

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 Doodling is a powerful learning tool and not a sign of disengagement. A stunning TED from Sunni Brown (why is it that the best TED talks are the... [Read on ...]

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Kara Tointon's realistic and inspiring examination of the realities and hopes of living with Dyslexia: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vy8c7/... [Read on ...]

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All about journey sticks from Teachers' TV: http://www.teachers.tv/videos/ks1-ks2-geography-journey-sticks

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I spent yesterday morning in SW17 working with secondary G&T leaders and yesterday afternoon in E17 planning a non-closure day at a speical needs ... [Read on ...]

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Judgement aside on the likes of Tony Hayward (pot £10.4 million, annual pension £600,000) and Fred Goodwin (similar) and on the UK's massive overdraft... [Read on ...]

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1. Create a grid of activities cross-referencing MI and Bloom's (e.g Visual/Synthesis = create a 6 frame cartoon strip; Naturalist/Evaluation = organi... [Read on ...]

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My son brought a great idea home from school: his teacher dished out various parts of the Easter story to groups, each group wrote that part of the sc... [Read on ...]

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Have been out and about hence gap between posts. Now hunkered down working on new website. Bags of resources, a bit of flare and dazzle, but not at th... [Read on ...]

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whether it should or shouldn't be, it does change behaviour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJMOI5_FKwg

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Another snow day in Winchester - 2 kids at home and work to do here in the office. BUT - they've brought some great ideas home with them: 1. Design... [Read on ...]

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“Now I understand more because teachers are teaching us in groups. They ask us questions, we work on them and then we work together with the teachers.... [Read on ...]

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  Paul Howard-Jones, writing in the New Scientist, correctly and usefully highlights common areas of misunderstanding when it comes to the brain... [Read on ...]

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