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The PolyMathic Adventure
My former student Bobby Seagull is well-known for his adventures on University Challenge. In a new programme for BBC Radio 4 he teamed up with Eric Monkman to explore the opportunities of being a...
What lesson do you teach that is NOT on YouTube?
A beguiling question and one that has resonance for me as we start one of the busiest teaching weeks of the year. Many colleagues are powering ahead aiming to complete linear courses before the...
OMG - Barry White welcomes his students to class!
Pure magic - Barry White Jr greets every single student with an individually created high-five.
All That We Share
I rather like this savvy and smart advert from TV2 in Denmark - in praise of difference, tolerance and togetherness. We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in...
No Phones Thursday
Some students at the RGS Newcastle were encouraged by their form tutor to hand in phones to a safe/secure location and spend their day chatting and avoiding tech distractions. Worth a try as part...
Michelle Obama and the Mulberry Girls
Watching this 4 minute clip will be the best part of your day. Guaranteed
Worms immershed in horseradish - Geoff Barton on Headship
A lovely post here from Geoff Barton on the pressures and pleasures of being a head teacher.
How to deal with an Oxbridge rejection letter!
How wonderful! When Claudia Vulliamy received a rejection letter from Oxford University she turned it into an incredible piece of art.
The Bush Sisters Wrote the Obama Girls A Letter
And what a spellbindingly beautiful letter it is ... a wonderful read, full of grace and hope
Greatest Minds in Business and Entertainment Share Their Career Advice
I hope there will be a short video in this pot-pourri to whet your appetite.
Teacher’s Snow-Day Adele Parody Goes Viral!
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 Tennessee, put together a...
How to be Happy - A Guide for Teachers
Bradley Busch is a psychologist from Inner Drive. He writes evidence-based articles for The Guardian on topics related to teaching and learning.
From Factory Floor to Retail Store
I think this article from the New York Times would make for an excellent discussion starter in tutorials.
Engagement Without Gimmicks
This blog post from Andy Warner has really got me thinking as a new term gets into gear.
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!
The Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter
The Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter is hilarious and has fast become favourite of many teachers who are on twitter!
CoverUp - A New Student App for Visual and Interactive Learning
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 hard to develop a beta...
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.
The Power Hour (Effective Revision)
A hat tip to @Robchambers for spotting this sage advice on effective revision for GCSE and A Level students
Michelle Obama in her final speech as FLOTUS
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 to shape remarks to make them...