jbohistory

20 Flips | 3 Magazines | 4 Following | 1 Follower | @jbo24 | A history teacher at Global Jaya International School, Jakarta; Studying for an MA; CPD Coordinator and teaching IBD History, MYP Humanities & TOK.

War on the Rocks

Do you use a Professional Development Plan?

In my time teaching I’ve had some pretty pointless CPD and Performance Management Reviews. Quite a lot of that was down to my lack of preparation and …

Edutopia

“Technology should always support and reinforce the learning that is taking place, never precede it.”

Those Who Resist: Philip Zimbardo on The Two Types of Heroes

Philip Zimbardo is one of the most famous and prolific psychologists of the past half-century. Best-known as the father of the 1971 Stanford Prison …

Profit

Where has the science gone from our classrooms? – 13 ideas to bring it back

Having observed many lessons in my various roles Im increasingly concerned about how little scientific thinking is happening in science lessons. …

Michel Thomas German: A Note from Isobel Scott – John Bald/language and literacy

Readers will know that I see Michel Thomas’ central technique of sentence-building as the key to enabling people to communicate in a new language. …

Secular Pantheon: what can schools learn from religions?

<b>‘Spirituality is nothing more than the ancient and abiding quest</b><p><b>for something greater than ourselves – something greater than our own egos.’</b><p><b>JUDGE</b> …

What does John Hattie think about education? - David Didau

If you don’t yet know, BBC Radio 4 have lined up a series of 8 interviews with the leading lights of the education world. In the second programme of …

China media: War history

<b>Media report on President Xi Jinping's speech at a ceremony on Monday to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-45, known in China as the Chinese People's War Against Japanese Aggression.</b><p>The Beijing Times backs Mr Xi's criticism of Tokyo's wartime actions and …

China

The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter

Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved …

Evaluating Teaching and Learning: The Departmental Review

One of the key issues for us, as it is in any school, is to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is as good as it can be. This requires …

Barriers to Effective CPD

This is a slide from the presentation I gave at the SWAT Conference in Poole – the full slides are embedded in this post. However, without a …

Why Zombie live experiences are proving big business

<b>From Hollywood movies to video games, the past few years have seen increasing numbers of titles based on zombie apocalypses. The subject's popularity is now going beyond the screen and on to the streets of the UK - but why would anyone want to spend their time pretending to fight the undead?</b><p>The …

Neil Atkin

Privacy

The Pedagogy Postcard Series: All in one place.

<i>A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own</i> …

Scale: CPD, research, and getting the basics right.

In our quest for a deeper understanding of our work as educators, across all the debates, conferences and blogs, I sometimes think that we lose …

The QTS Debate

Is there a forum for an intelligent debate these days?<p>This week has seen yet another massively important issue tossed around in a cavalier fashion by …