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1 minute CPD: Post-Observation Strategy

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>How can you get the most out of observations?<p>Solution-focused questioning<p>After your next observation, work in a group of no …

10 keys to writing a brilliant speech

In a wonderful speech, the speaker's words flow, gently leading the audience along.<p>Everything fits together and makes perfect sense.<p>Some make it look …

Easily Create Vocabulary Quizzes With “Wordsmyth”

Wordsmyth seems like an exceptional online dictionary that lets you create several different types of vocabulary quizzes. Teachers can get accounts …

The Women of Transcendentalism

Participants in and Influences on the American Romantic Movement<p>When you hear the word "Transcendentalism" do you immediate think of Ralph Waldo …

Anthropologist studies why professors don't adopt innovative teaching methods

An anthropologist who had the unenviable task of sitting through academics’ meetings and reading their email chains to find out why they fail to …

Response: 'Double Flip' Your Classroom

<i>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped</b> …

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7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World …

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

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Response: 'Flipped Learning' Does Not Just Mean 'Posting Videos'

<i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped classroom work?</b><p>There is a lot …