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10 simple ways to be more productive at work
I quite like the idea of no emails until 11am. How many schools for example have banned staff emails anytime after 8pm in the evening? (Coda: I work in a boarding school environment).
Bradley Busch talks about the Science of Learning
Here is a recording given a few days ago by Bradley Busch at our school's education society on the Science of Learning.
Making feedback count
Over on the Teacherhead blog, Tom Sherrington provides advice on five ways to give effective feedback to students.
The Death of AS? Schools and Colleges Rush Towards Fully Linear
Less that one in five Year 12 students taking A-Level courses in 2017/18 are being required to take an AS exam in their chosen subject, according to an online poll of A-Level teachers. Almost three...
How to think, in 8 easy steps:
Tim Harford provides a timely and succinct review of Howard Jacobs's new book - the eight point plan could make for a good short tutorial discussion.
Brilliant from Tommy Seagull who I am delighted to count as a former pupil. "If you teach a child to debate, you give that child the power not to be ignored. You give them the gift of...
Will Smith’s lesson on failure
A hat tip to Ben White for spotting this great short message from Will Smith on how failure helps people recognise the areas where they need to evolve.
Oprah's Speech - Assembly Ready?
"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon." One of the most powerful short speeches I have heard in recent times. Would it be pitch perfect and ready for...
Geoff Barton - In 2018 - reclaim teaching for what it can be!
A call to arms from Geoff Barton in his latest blog!
Google focuses on soft skills when hiring
Soft skills such as a willingness to collaborate, curiousity and emotional intelligence may now trump a heavy reliance on STEM qualifications according to this article on Google's revised hiring...
GCSE Revision Walls
A number of teachers active on Twitter have been sharing photos of their GCSE History revision walls - I wanted to share them with you! An effective way of disseminating exam-specific information...
Barr Beacon's Blueprint for Teacher Wellbeing
The Xmas holidays have arrived and I was taken by this tweet from staff at Barr Beacon school who have putt down on paper some of the things they do for our teachers' well being. They are up to 46...
Top Ten Online Education Articles of 2017
Alex Quigley, Director of Learning and Research at Huntington Secondary School, York offers his selection of the 10 ten online education articles published during 2017.
Monkman and Seagull Quiz Book
This could be perfect as a resource for those quirky and challenging end of term quizzes!
Lucy Kellaway: why we went back to school
An absolutely terrific piece here from Lucy Kellaway tracking the fortunes of her new group of trainee teachers as they prepare for their first year back in the classroom since leaving school. It...
A Circle of Dots
A circle of dots? What do you see?
The Perfect Icebreaker Activity - Call My Bluff
Here's a great icebreaker activity for the start of a new school year, to get your students introducing themselves and talking in small groups.
Effective Revision Activities - The Gamble
A huge thank you to all who attended of our webinar on the resource called 'The Gamble'.
The Magic Hat
Here's a fun teaching resource called the Magic Hat. It uses an onscreen magician's hat to randomly choose a playing card which you can use as a method for running an engaging quiz in the...