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50 Things

50 Things

50 things to do before you're 11¾ from the National Trust

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do



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Categories: Websites, Curriculum, PHSE

Tags: Health Well-being Curriculum

Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic
Be inspired by Amy and Ella Meek founders of Kids Against Plastic.

http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/

ello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.

ello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.



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Categories: Websites, Curriculum, Science

Tags: Plastic Environment

Voyager Space Probe Live

Voyager Space Probe Live

Live updates and information about the Voyager probes.

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

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Categories: Websites, Curriculum

Tags: Space Exploration Curriculum

Effective Group Work

Effective Group Work Straightforward, effective advice for productive group work - from Birmingham University's dept. of Metallurgy and Materials.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/metallurgy-materials/about/cases/group-work/tips.aspx

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Categories: Websites, Skills Based Learning

Tags: Group Work Collaboration Cooperation

Software for Visual Learning

Software for Visual Learning Software to enhance learning since 1987.

http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning

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Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Visual Learning Visual Thinking

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination Simple ideas to get more done.

https://www.careeraddict.com/15-ways-to-beat-procrastination

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Categories: Websites, Psychology

Tags: productivity Effectiveness

VIA Character Strength Tests

VIA Character Strength Tests Take the Free Character Strength Test, to discover your range of character strengths.

https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register

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Categories: Websites, Psychology

Tags: Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Program

Positive Psychology Program Find out more about Positive Psychology

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/

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Tags: Positive Psychology

Ted Talk
The New Era of Positive Psychology

Ted Talk <BR> The New Era of Positive Psychology Martin Seligman presenting at TED2004

www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology/

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Tags: Positive Psychology

Live Well and Standardise

Live Well and Standardise An article from the smart living LifeEdited website explaining a little more about normalisation / standardisation.

http://lifeedited.com/4-ways-to-put-your-life-on-automatic/

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development

Tags: Effectiveness Organisation

The Gender Charter

The Gender Charter The rallying point for all groups and individuals wanting to remove gender inequality in life, work and learning.

https://www.thegenderequalitycharter.com/welcome-1

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Tags: Gender Equality

Educate and Celebrate

Educate and Celebrate Encouraging and advocating for all educational establishments to work towards a gender-neutral model in all aspects of school life

http://www.educateandcelebrate.org/

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Categories: Websites

Tags: LGBT+ Diversity Inclusion

Classrooms That Are Kind On The Ears

Classrooms That Are Kind On The Ears "Classrooms generally have terrible soundscapes too. For a student sitting in the fourth row of a traditional classroom, speech intelligibility is just 50 percent, meaning that they only hear half of what their teacher says"
Thought-provoking TED Talk from Julian Treasure

www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_why_architects_need_to_use_their_ears

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development

Tags: Soundscape Noise Classroom

Cognitive Biases Poster

Cognitive Biases Poster Watch out! You might be biased! Check out how much with this free poster.

"Cognitive biases make our judgments irrational. We have evolved to use shortcuts in our thinking, which are often useful, but a cognitive bias means there’s a kind of misfiring going on causing us to lose objectivity. This website has been designed to help you identify some of the most common biases stuffing up your thinking."

www.yourbias.is

YourBias 24 Cognitive Biases Poster

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Categories: Websites, Thinking Skills, Psychology

Tags: Poster Your Biases

The Codpast Blog

The Codpast Blog Fresh content for Students and Adults with Dyslexia.

https://thecodpast.org/

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Categories: Websites, Blogs

Tags: Dyslexia

Debating Skills

Debating Skills Information about how to embed debating skills in class and what the impact can be.

http://www.parentingscience.com/debate-improves-critical-thinking-skills.html

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Categories: Websites, Thinking Skills

Tags: Debate Negotiation

The Pay It Forward Foundation

The Pay It Forward Foundation The Pay It Forward Foundation was established as a catalyst to inspire growth for the Pay It Forward philosophy, "acts of kindness among strangers, generating a ripple effect from one person to the next, one community to the next. " Their work focuses on providing copies of the Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition for use by teachers and other educators.

http://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/about

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Categories: Websites

Tags: Service Character Story

Reinventing Organisations Resources

Reinventing Organisations Resources Free resources about next-stage organisations and the people within them.

www.reinventingorganizations.com/resources.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Jc5aAJu9g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcS04BI2sbk

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Categories: Websites, Leadership

Tags: Spiral Dynamics Integral Leadership

BBC Comedy Classroom

BBC Comedy Classroom

Bring Comedy into the classroom for it's own sake and why ever not?!
"BBC’s Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom provides a brilliant framework for young people to explore comedy writing. "

Homepage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hfdlv

Primary resources:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//blue-peter-primary-comedy-classroom

BBC Comedy Classroom Primary Resource Booklet, pdf

Competition:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//red-nose-day-comedy-classroom-competition

Secondary Students:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//red-nose-day-comedy-classroom-for-secondary-students

Secondary Resources:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//secondary-teaching-resources

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Seldom Asked Questions App
Based on The Question Book

Seldom Asked Questions App <br> Based on The Question Book

An App from Roman Tschäppeler and Mikael Krogerus, authors "The question book".

"There are frequently asked questions, ie questions that everyone asks. When getting to know about: "What do you do for a living?". And there are seldomly Asked Questions, questions that one is too rare, but in the answer to truly get to know people. For example, "When did you last do something for the first time?". SAQ is a collection of such questions. The app is the perfect game for the first acquaintance, for the social round with old friends, for long-term relationships or new liaisons."

www.saq-app.com

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Tags: Questions

The Horace Mann League

The Horace Mann League The Horace Mann League was founded in 1922 to keep his ideas alive and relevant. Its website shows just how inspirational Mann was and is to this day.

www.hmleague.org

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development

Tags: Social Reform Horace Mann

Growth Mindset Videos for Students
by ClassDojo

Growth Mindset Videos for Students <br> by ClassDojo

Having and using a growth mindset depends on knowing the brain facts around it. Use these vids to do just that.

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/bigideas/

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Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Growth Mindset

RSA Animation about Dan Pink's Work on Motivation

RSA Animation about Dan Pinks Work on Motivation

Don't replace reading the book with this; but the animation does give an effective and engaging summary. 


https://www.thersa.org/discover/videos/rsa-animate/2010/04/rsa-animate---drive/

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Categories: Websites, Research

Tags: Motivation

Charlotte Mason's 6 Volume Book Series

Charlotte Masons 6 Volume Book Series A superb distillation of Charlotte Mason's writing. Key points and quotations are interesting, relevant and well-curated.

www.amblesideonline.org/CM/

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Categories: Teaching & Learning, Websites

Tags: Thought Leader

TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit Angela Lee Duckworth presents us with 'grit': the characteristics that predict success more accurately than intelligence. With focus, determination and resilience, gritty learners can outperform their smarter, less gritty peers.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

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Tags: Grit