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...

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Pure magic - Barry White Jr greets every single student with an individually created high-five.

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2nd February 2017

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...

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2nd February 2017

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...

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

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

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

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I hope there will be a short video in this pot-pourri to whet your appetite.

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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 Tennessee, put together a...

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

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

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

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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...

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

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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 to shape remarks to make them...

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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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