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Peter Wall obituary

My friend and former colleague Peter Wall, who has died aged 69 from leukaemia, was a leading figure in developing media studies in colleges and schools in the UK, and wrote more than 30 key textbooks.<p>Pete was born in Nottingham, the only child of Ron Wall, an accountant, and his wife, Norma (nee …

Education

3 things teachers focus on in high poverty classrooms that get real results

Today I’ve invited two current teachers onto my Truth for Teachers podcast to talk about what they’re doing with their students. This is something …

Teaching

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care | Inc.com

We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on the right track -- and Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think so too.<p>We can all acknowledge the …

Education

I've been in education for 20 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about kindergarten

I recently shared some of my research on how kindergarten has changed— namely, with more academics and less play. It generated a lot of interest, and most either thought my work was spot on or that I didn't understand how important it is for children to learn academics early so they can succeed in …

Education

This Badass Teacher Doesn’t Believe In Silence Or Typical Classrooms: The Kind Of Learning We Need

We have all had that one teacher in school whom we always admired. There is always that one teacher whom we love, whom we idolised, that one teacher …

How to get student buy-in for your class cell phone policy

Listen in on a coaching call I conducted with a graduate of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. His name is Jim, and he’s entering his 4th year of …

Teaching

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere …

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

The Top 12 Blogs of 2017

What are the most-read blogs throughout the past 12 months? We’ve been digging through the archives behind the scenes at

Teaching

How To Become An Education Entrepreneur: The Top 5 Voices You Need To Follow

An edupreneur is an entrepreneur who works within in the education sector.<p>Edupreneurs are usually mission-driven and live for bringing to light positive impact. They can be found building new education organizations and businesses, developing the latest edtech tools, running new schools, and giving …

Education Technology

Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

A startup called Current is today launching a new way for parents to dole out allowances to their kids: with an app. The company offers a Visa debit card that would allow teenagers to shop in stores or online using funds from their own bank account, which is funded through allowance money that mom …

FinTech

Best Grout Cleaner Options for Rusty Moldy Shower Tile

It's hard to make an old rental bathroom look new again, deep down in its bones. You're limited to surface moves: decluttering the medicine cabinet, …

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