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00:8:10

Watching this 4 minute clip will be the best part of your day. Guaranteed

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Michelle Obama and the Mulberry Girls

A lovely post here from Geoff Barton on the pressures and pleasures of being a head teacher.

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Worms immershed in horseradish - Geoff Barton on Headship

How wonderful! When Claudia Vulliamy received a rejection letter from Oxford University she turned it into an incredible piece of art.

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How to deal with an Oxbridge rejection letter!

And what a spellbindingly beautiful letter it is ... a wonderful read, full of grace and hope

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The Bush Sisters Wrote the Obama Girls A Letter
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Perhaps by the time you are reading this your school will have already announced a snow-day? Heaven or hell for teachers? Mary Morris, a teacher at Rush Strong School in...

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Teacher’s Snow-Day Adele Parody Goes Viral!

Bradley Busch is a psychologist from Inner Drive. He writes evidence-based articles for The Guardian on topics related to teaching and learning.

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How to be Happy - A Guide for Teachers

I think this article from the New York Times would make for an excellent discussion starter in tutorials.

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From Factory Floor to Retail Store
10th January 2017

Engagement Without Gimmicks

This blog post from Andy Warner has really got me thinking as a new term gets into gear.

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Engagement Without Gimmicks
10th January 2017

Building Learning Power!

Staff at Berkhamsted School recently delivered a CPD session to their colleagues to demonstrate Building Learning Power. Here is a sneak peak!

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Building Learning Power!

The Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter is hilarious and has fast become favourite of many teachers who are on twitter!

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The Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter

CoverUp is an app developed by a group of UK A level students that came third in the 2015 MIT Global Launch Club competition. Since then the students have been working...

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CoverUp - A New Student App for Visual and Interactive Learning
9th January 2017

The Memory Clock

Sandringham School has a tremendous Teaching and Learning Blog.In this new post they explain how their Memory Clock concept helps to counter ineffective revision practices for GCSE pupils.

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The Memory Clock

A hat tip to @Robchambers for spotting this sage advice on effective revision for GCSE and A Level students

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The Power Hour (Effective Revision)
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What a speech! Perhaps show the final few minutes as part of a tutorial session to prompt discussion. The speech itself is a wonderful example of body language and how...

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Michelle Obama in her final speech as FLOTUS

A seasonal hat tip to Caroline Creaby for flagging up a wonderful edition of Desert Island Discs featuring the political scientist and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University Professor Louise Richardson.

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Professor Louise Richardson on Desert Island Discs
5th January 2017

In the Zone 2017

It sounds like the teaching staff at Sandringham School had a blast at their two-day start of term CPD event In the Zone!

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In the Zone 2017
5th January 2017

Teacher Talk Videos

I am really looking forward to watching a new series of Teacher Talk videos produced by the staff at Durrington High School in Worthing.

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Teacher Talk Videos

My erstwhile colleague Roger Loxley has produced a superb blog reflecting on his Xmas reading of Doug Lemov's Teach like a Champion. This is highly recommended as a pot boiler...

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Teach Like a Champion - Review from an Economics Teacher

Tom Bennett offers some sage advice here on the advantages of reinforcing our expectations of student behaviour in the schoolroom as a new year comes into focus.

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Rebooting Behaviour in the Classroom

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