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Music Education Needs to Be a Click Away

David Gelernter, computer expert and author, on how to use the ‘cloud’ to bring Beethoven to young people<p>Most children learn nothing about serious music in school and don’t expect to learn anything. Outside school, the music world is being upended and shaken vigorously. The ways we choose music and …

Flute

'Fewer than half' academy chains producing above average GCSE results

Department for Education study will fuel election debate over impact of academies and free schools<p>Only eight out of the 20 academy chains responsible for more than 240 individual schools examined by the Department for Education are producing above average results at GCSE or equivalent, according to …

University students 'urgently need more support' in transition from school

Speaking today, headmaster Richard Harman, will say that pupils are under "more pressure than ever before" and more needs to be done to help as they start university<p>Support for sixth form pupils can "dry up" when they reach university, despite it being a time of "acute anxiety", a leading …

'Give children time to really learn'

<b>Do you remember the Slow Food movement?</b><p>It appealed for people to reconnect with authenticity through local produce and move away from an experience that had become highly processed and industrialised. More wonky carrots, less air freighting from the other side of the world.<p>Now Slow Education is …

Education

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Resources by Topic:<p>Creating Social Media Guidelines<p>Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, …

Present, sir: benefits of a mindful classroom

Pupils who learn to slow down and concentrate their fast-growing minds will reap rewards in every aspect of life, says Eleanor Doughty<p>When asked what impact <b>mindfulness has in schools</b>, Richard Burnett of Tonbridge School quotes T S Eliot. “ 'Teach us to dare and not to care. Teach us how to sit …

Mindfulness

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

Forget the global race. Education is about more than that.

We've been trained to see education as a way of getting ahead economically. It has to be about more than that.<p>An election looms large and yet the …

17,000 Classroom Visits Can t Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement | Learning English Together

Most educators are skilled at planning instruction and determining what they will do during the course of a lesson. However, to truly engage students …

Creating communication friendly schools

Classrooms which have clearly defined areas create a more organised environment which pupils can navigate easily, says Fiona Barry<p>Education is an area that is constantly meddled with by politicians and in the lead up to this year’s General Election there will, no doubt, be many changes proposed in …