Michael Roberts

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Social mobility hindered by ‘culture of inequality’ in school system – peers

Lords report says curriculum focuses too much on academic route, leaving those who do not go to university unprepared for world of work<p>Social mobility in Britain is hampered by a “culture of inequality” that penalises school leavers who enter the workforce rather than higher education, according to …

Education

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

<b>27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>We’ve talked about the <b>definition of intrinsic motivation</b> in the past. …

Teaching

Learning Is Irregular

Outside of school, most people apply learning across disciplines, scenarios, and experiences. For a majority of our lives as students, we are taught …

North Carolina Teachers Told to Say 'Please' as Little as Possible

Though many young kids are taught "please" is "the magic word," one school in Charlotte, North Carolina, actually asks its teachers to use the word …

Pirates, explorers, empire-makers, slavers: how great works of art tell story of Britain’s past

Ask the question of the week – what does it mean to be British? – and the answer you might get from our metropolitan art galleries might be at once polymorphic and paradoxical, but also strangely consoling, in the way of the best culture, about the dark times in which we live.<p>From the British …

Art

Response: Student 'Reflection Needs to Be a Habit'

Today's post features thoughts on using reflection with students from Pernille Ripp, Sean Ruday, Jacqueline Darvin, Daniel Rechtschaffen, and Heidi …

Can the sun cool down Earth? - video

Every hour, enough sunlight blasts the earth to power humanity for a year. By 2050, across the entire world, solar energy could power our computers, phones, lights, hot water – anything we use electricity for today. There would be no need to pollute the planet with oil, coal or gas. Plus, solar …

Solar Panels

Maths palace built by calculus 'rock star' on sale for £11.4m

James Stewart was an unlikely literary sensation.<p>The Canadian mathematician made a multimillion-dollar fortune by writing calculus textbooks for universities and high schools. Last year alone he sold 500,000 books, accounting for about $26.6m (£17.5m) in sales, according to his estate.<p>Stewart was …

Mathematics

#Arthoe: the teens who kickstarted a feminist art movement

Art Hoe is a new online movement encouraging people of colour to embrace art, creativity and visual culture. Search for the term on Tumblr or Instagram and you will see colour-blocked outfits, doodled-on selfies, black fashion icons, queer couples, hypercolour backdrops, blaxploitation posters and …

Feminism

Would you Adam and Eve it? Cockney rhyming slang is nearly brown bread

<b>Age:</b> About 175 years.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Diminishing by the minute, me old china.<p><b>Are you OK?</b> I’m not entirely Bobby Moore. Had some bad news. Could do with a cup of Rosie Lee and an oily rag, to be honest.<p><b>I think you’re having a stroke. I’ll call someone.</b> I don’t Adam and Eve this! Use your loaf!<p>The …

Language

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

Teenagers less likely to use alcohol and drugs, but self-harm and eating disorders are on the rise

Today's teenagers are less likely to get pregnant at a young age and are turning away from drink, drugs and cigarettes – but are increasingly …

'Look like a girl … think like a man': Bic causes outrage on national women's day

A South African pen manufacturer has apologised after its “empowering” message to women urging them to look like a girl and think like a man caused outrage on social media.<p>Bic South Africa posted the ad on its Facebook page to celebrate national women’s day. Showing a smiling woman in a suit with …

Feminism

Video shows changing map of Europe since World War One in one minute

101 years on from the start of one of the deadliest conflicts in history, which cost the lives of roughly 16 million people, this video shows the …

History

William Gear: the painter that Britain forgot

In 1958, the artist William Gear arrived in Eastbourne to take up a position as curator of the Towner Gallery. Alas, not everyone was thrilled by his arrival, at least not after he began acquiring art on the town’s behalf. “I think this sort of painting is decadent,” lamented an enraged councillor …

20th Century

Google is 'ruining our memories', study claims

Over-reliance on Google and smartphones is causing 'digital amnesia' across the UK as people struggle to recall basic phone numbers<p>The UK population is suffering from 'digital amnesia', brought on by over-reliance on smartphones and Google to summon up information people no longer retain as …

National curriculum is damaging children's creative writing, say authors

Primary school teachers are steering children towards ‘too elaborate, flowery and over-complex language’, a group of acclaimed writers will say in an open letter to the education secretary<p>A group of acclaimed children’s authors including the UK’s newest Carnegie medallist Tanya Landman is preparing …

Creative Writing

Louis van Gaal’s first season was fun, the next needs to be successful

“If they do as we agreed then we will win,” said Louis van Gaal before Manchester United played Swansea, his first competitive game as the club’s manager. Such blase simplicity seemed reasonable: only a month earlier, he had taken Holland to third place at the World Cup – and seldom have managerial …

Soccer

Warm-blooded fish discovered

Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club.<p>Researchers said in the journal Science on Thursday …

Liverpool are stuck in the past and in danger of becoming a provincial club

It is no surprise Raheem Sterling wants bigger and better things elsewhere - a proud club is failing to think beyond the confines of its city<p>Raheem Sterling has been in the eye of a storm this week following the revelation that he wants to leave Liverpool, but while there is a lot to be said about …

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning that multiplication/division comes before addition/subtraction.<p>Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese …

Computer Science

10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know

Pre-assessment is a powerful instructional tool. Conducted prior to new learning experiences, the process empowers students as much as it empowers …

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

<b>60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should <b>check</b> …

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

With their thick, heavy paint, Auerbach’s canvases reveal his unique vision of London’s streets – from the theatre of Camden Town caught in vibrant reds and greens, to the autumnal yellow light on Primrose Hill – and the friends who have sat for him over the years

England

Can You Be Convinced to Change Your Grading Policy?

Many of our practices are ingrained in us since long before we were teachers. Many began to set in our early formative years, sitting in classrooms …

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

May 11, 2015<br>Our round-up list today features some interesting new educational web tools we have curated in the last couple of weeks. These tools have …

Manchester United: Glazers' takeover has been 'dispassionate' but 'staggeringly executed,' says Red Knight Jim O'Neill

The man who spearheaded the failed Red Knights takeover of Manchester United has conceeded that the Glazer family have done a good job.<p>Jim O’Neill, …

Soccer

Manchester United: Glazers have 'drained £1bn' from Reds

The Manchester United Supporters Trust has accused the Glazer family of siphoning £1bn from the club's finances over the last 10 years.<p>United have …

Soccer

Top 10 Tips and Tools for Learning a New Language

Knowing another language is a valuable skill—one that could boost your salary and your brain. While there are many paths to picking up a foreign …

Language Learning

21st Century Teens Vs 20th Century Teens

May 9, 2015<br>Technology has had such a huge transformative impact on teen’s behaviour and subsequently their lifestyles. One example in favour of this …

Social Media