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Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov: Chapter Two - Planning that Ensures Academic Achievement

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Planning is the most important work that teachers do. When they have carefully planned for learning, teachers are able to think on their feet and switch their attention to their students and their needs. 482 more words

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Saturday 17th January 2015: Drama Club Evaluation

Saturday 17th January 2015: Drama Club Evaluation

Due to the adverse weather on Saturday I only had a few children that could attend class. This meant that I had to think on my feet and adapt my lesson plan. 239 more words


Holocaust Memorial Day - Learning Blog

Education Scotland will be supporting an online learning conversation exploring how Art can be used to depict and understand the Holocaust.

The artist Gordon Cockburn, who is the proprietor of Cockburn Galleries in Maybole, South Ayrshire, has agreed to share his work with learners to support Holocaust Memorial Day activities and events. 67 more words

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Book Review: Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen

The notions of the self-made man and reinvention of the self are quintessentially American ideas around which much cultural debate revolves. However, in the frequent media discussions of these phenomena, rarely discussed is the role that our schools play in priming students who are living in poverty to rise above their socioeconomic status. 376 more words

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reflections on experience

Here are some quotes drawn from a reflective essay written by one of the students I worked with during the first two weeks of  his oncology placement. 424 more words

Bread and Butter - Daily Starters Idea from @JustMaths

@JustMaths wrote a great blog post about creating daily starter worksheets to try and get pupils to keep their basic skills fresh which I loved the idea of… There are similarities between the English(/Welsh/NI) and Scottish systems but the order of topics/skills can be different so I set about making my own worksheets to suit my pupils and the basics that I would like them to be awesome at and confident with. 357 more words

Last day in Swansea

Today is the last day I will be working in my makeshift studio in the clinical anatomy lab at Swansea University College of Medicine. It has been a good week and a productive one. 328 more words