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BETT 2015: finding the inspiration!

Upon trawling through the hundreds of gadgets, gizmos and so called ‘educationalists’ promoting the holy grail to ‘life after levels’ (also known as a ‘missed opportunity’), there were a few ideas at BETT 2015 worth a mention.   408 more words

Teaching And Learning

Visible Learning...at last!

It is hard to believe that it has taken this long to both post and create a page on our blog dedicated to the work of Professor John Hattie and his Visible Learning team, but it is here…at last!   318 more words

Teaching And Learning

Two Boise Children cast in upcoming touring broadway production of CAMELOT

Boise, ID – Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise is pleased to announce that Edsel Christensen (5th grader at Challenger School) and Mason Price (4th grader at Christine Donnell School of the Arts) have been cast as Tom of Warwick in the upcoming Boise engagement of the 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT at the Morrison Center. 812 more words


Engagement changes student behaviour - not policies

Policies are important in schools. When implemented correctly the provide a standpoint from which we can work work with students. The problem comes when there are too many policies and too many rules. 159 more words

Education Leadership

Is your school a victim of the 'Donut Effect'?

The term Donut Effect was conceived by American urban planners to describe the impact of suburbanisation on north american cities. Essentially, as cities grew outwards with newer, more wealthy suburbs, the inner cities were left behind to rot and decay, hence becoming the hole in the donut. 272 more words

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5 useful tips for educators using Microsoft Word

I would probably make a guess that Microsoft Word is the most heavily used piece of software used by teachers yet, from my experience, very few schools give their teachers much training in how to use the application. 279 more words


Making the most of collaborative time in schools - Part 1

Teachers being given time to collaborate on matters pertaining to student learning is crucial to improving schools. While elementary / primary schools may often find it easier to schedule collaborative time, in comparison to secondary divisions, owing to the horizontal organisation of teaching teams, teachers still raise not having enough time to collaborate as one of the factors holding them back from being able to improve student learning outcomes. 510 more words

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