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Stories about Modern Education and EdTech

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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 Their outdated design is hurting students.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
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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.

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"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.

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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..

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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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