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Future of the Classroom: Eight top education trends revealed by Google.

Tech, digital and innovation take the lead in a new report from Google for Education citing eight leading global education trends.

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.”

― Alexandra K. Trent

3 Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class.

These techniques guide all students to process course content and then actively demonstrate their learning.


3 Ways to Boost Students’ Conceptual Thinking.

Coaching students to think in terms of concepts helps them understand how to apply their learning in the future.


Promoting Active Reading Skills.

Placing prompts throughout a text challenges students to analyze and interpret what they read—improving reading comprehension.

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

― Zig Ziglar

6 Elementary Reading Strategies That Really Work.

Strategies like choral reading and ear reading improve students’ reading fluency, expand their vocabulary, and increase their confidence.


Quarter of secondary school pupils have private tuition.

More than one in four secondary school pupils have a private tutor, research shows. Young people from wealthier homes are significantly more likely to have additional help than their poorer peers.


Building Executive Function Skills Can Be Fun.

Teachers can help students improve skills like inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility by explicitly connecting them to popular games—and then letting students play.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

― Nelson Mandela

New T-level study to be worth three A-levels

Students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced.


6 Teacher-Approved Tips for Faster, More Effective Feedback

More is not always better (and other life-saving tips).

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”

― Leo Buscaglia

What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

The author of The Importance of Being Little on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.


10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions

Many teachers and students use Google Chrome, and it’s easy to customize with these extensions that really benefit students.


A Student-Driven Approach to Experiential Learning.

See how a Reggio Emilia–inspired elementary school in Australia fosters student interests to spark curiosity and joy in learning.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

― Abraham Lincoln

Here's what a four-year-old should know. Hint: It has nothing to do with counting or writing their name.

As this year’s cohort of Reception children get ready to begin their formal education journey - this is a great article to read and consider.


Teaching Kids to be Independent Thinkers

This excerpt is from How to Raise Successful People, a book by Esther Wojcicki, a teacher and the mother of Susan Wojcicki (the CEO of YouTube), Janet Wojcicki (a Fulbright winner), and Anne Wojcicki, cofounder of 23andMe. Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa was one of her students.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

― Benjamin Franklin

Six Things New Teachers Need to Know

You must roll up your sleeves, roll with punches, and get up every day asking yourself “what is best for the child?” This fundamental question will keep you grounded and heading in the right direction.


The Playful Approach to Math

Math doesn’t have to be serious. One teacher believes play is the key to math comprehension for all ages.


Calendar of significant dates for teachers 2019/20

“If only I had known about this sooner, I could have done this great activity with my class or I could have done an assembly about this topic…”

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

― Johann WolfGang Von Goethe

Starting the Day With a Calming Routine

Exercises that help young students who’ve experienced trauma transition into the school day in a relaxed and ready state.


Are we creating a generation of Forrest Gumps?

Despite his successes, the hero of the 1994 film always believed he was stupid because he'd failed at school. Are we bequeathing the same legacy to today's pupils?

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

― Albert Einstein

Can video make lesson observations easier?

Rob Aitken, edtech specialist at ONVU Learning, explains how video can be an effective observational tool.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

― Dr. Seuss
29th July

Why asking how to get boys reading might be the wrong question

Long Way Down author Jason Reynolds suggests that we need to listen to young people if we ever want to encourage them to get reading.

25th July

Is that a 21st century school?

This depiction of a school would have been accurate in 1959 or 1989 — and is unfortunately too often the norm in 2019. School buildings haven't changed much in the past half century. Their outdated design is hurting students.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

― William Butler Yeats

5 ways to maximise your summer

Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you.


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." – Nelson Mandela

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

– Albert Einstein
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Why Kids should draw more. The powerful effects of drawing on learning.

The Science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.

20th October

Google Champions Teacher Tech Training with New Program

The partnership between Google, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam seeks to solve the digital divide around professional development..

2nd July

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

Predictions about changes in the world of work prompt a rethinking of pedagogical aims and strategies.

“When children create for the world they make it good. When children create only for their teacher they make it good enough.”

– Rushton Hurley
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