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Why Good Grades don't make a Good School

THE BANKER: “As educators, we need to think beyond degrees and certificates. As governments, we need to take advantage of the world of instant information to harness the coming skills revolution.  803 more words

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Building Understandings

Awesome can happen at work too. In my case, I get the opportunity to help develop youngsters understanding of our world by teaching them to read and comprehend academic research papers. 289 more words

Teaching Tidbit - A solution to maths anxiety?

Anxiety is a bit of a hot topic at the moment: teachers are anxious about the return back to work after having two weeks of glorious personal time; students are anxious about the return back to school after having two weeks of glorious personal time; exam season is in full flow, with year 11 anxiety through the roof. 298 more words

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Welcome to Workload High School

If teaching is hard work then let’s do what’s necessary to make school better for all.

Proposal: Changing your high school structures to match the thinking of… 641 more words

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Is it time to stop whining and start winning?

Articles penned by furious teachers lambasting the state of education appear to be the norm. Is it time to stop whining about the profession and start winning the little battles? 662 more words

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SPECIAL EDITION! Teacher Interview: Using Kids' Books to Discuss Social Issues (and Quantum Physics for Babies)

I got jittery with excitement as I read teacher Betsy (Dyk) McDowell’s responses to questions for this week’s interview post. If you’re a parent or a teacher (public, private, homeschool, or otherwise!)—you will glean some gold from her insights. 1,290 more words

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School Revolution 2020: Part 1

Your school may have implemented many new initiatives during the last decade. Your students might now be using mobile digital devices or doing project-based learning for part of the week, but it really is time to think big. 770 more words

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