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This ticks many learning, thinking  and creativity boxes: http://www.jugit.co.uk : Creativity (how ELSE can we dispense milk?) Enviro... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curious Cabinet
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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 ...]

Posted in: Learning
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Whilst writing this month's online stuff (on questions) I'm struck by a handful of subtle yet significant differences between teaching styles; nuances... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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Watch this week's Making of QI for a fascinating insight into a phenomenally successful TV show with a lot to offer the world of teaching. Highlights:... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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During the past four nights a tiny handful of English 'citizens' have made personal choices to steal; to damage property/people/businesses/neighbourho... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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As it unravels further and plays out in all its messy, chaotic detail, I'm struck that this type of significant  'call to thought' is long overdu... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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 "I don't teach, I'm a musician, in class we do what musicians do, we have fun and we learn" Comment from music teacher on his retirement. ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Secondary
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I've been quiet here in my blog for a few weeks; partly extensive travelling and training, partly exploring Twitter and Facebook. What's emerging for ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Leadership
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Sat in on a great talk from a Russell Group Uni admissions officer last week. She went through personal statements and explained how it is possible fo... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Secondary
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Catherine Cole: Hollands Haven Primary: Year 3/4 class. Dead simple idea to embed thinking. 3 stages: 1. Pick a theme (animals for Catherine) and l... [Read on ...]

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 I am in 4 minds about today's public sector strikes: 1: I have 10 years of teacher-pension sitting somewhere, waiting for me to retire (can't r... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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 http://www.happyplanetindex.org/ - Happy Planet Index ranking happiness geographically. But is happy the same as good?

Posted in: Curious Cabinet
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  http://www.agoodweek.com/ - valuable idea - get gooding - all it takes is a slightly different mindset....

Posted in: Mindset/Skillset
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Howard Gardner in summary talking about MI and education. Total, rigorous common sense. What's encouraging is that the majority of schools I work... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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Check out: http://y6highlawn.creativeblogs.net/ Cherise Duxbury's outstanding use of ICT to engage and motivate Esp. the Cover It Live session... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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Hamley's Toy Store ultimate sleepover. (scroll down) One for the Easter hols?    

Posted in: Curious Cabinet
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Iraq War estimated cost: $3000bn Feed and educate every child on Earth for 5 years: $465bn There's a jolly debate prompt for the start of your next ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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Working with one of my favourite teachers this week. She told me she'd always been 'at the bottom of the top set' in school. Music, for example, she'd... [Read on ...]

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Last year I ran a session for one of Northern Ireland's top performing grammar schools. The brief was around 'Outstanding Lessons'. In preparation I a... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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I've been 'on the road' since January. I'm taking some time off. Off the road that is. Still working but sitting down more.  'In the office' requ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Mindset/Skillset
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