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Photos of Daily Life on the Rooftops of Old Buildings in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on Earth and is notorious for its cramped apartments. In this type of environment, people make …

Hong Kong

1. Pedagogy: “it’s all about the sweet spot”

<i>UK educator Lucy Crehan embarked on a global voyage to the world’s top education systems. In the last IIEP Strategic Debate she shared her top three</i> …

Pedagogy

The Makings of Metacognition

In a couple of weeks, year 6 pupils will be sitting down to SATs examinations and in secondary schools, A Level and GCSE exams will start in earnest. …

Pedagogy

Unlocking the Potential of Metacognition #EEFGuidance

Metacognition (+7 months, low cost with strong evidence) has sat proudly at the top of the EEF Toolkit for many years alongside feedback. However, …

Teaching

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

High school sophomore Olivia Surdam thought she wanted to have a career in healthcare as a doctor or nurse, but after recognizing that her sensitive …

Education Technology

'The best assemblies entertain, inspire and impart knowledge – to give one is a privilege you should never pass up'

Teaching is a privilege. It is, of course, many other things but it is also a privilege.<p>How else can we describe the joy of sharing knowledge with …

'Performance-related pay in schools isn't just ineffective – it's downright damaging'

It came as no surprise when a recent study found that performance-related pay has proved ineffective in the education sector.<p>It was an outcome …

'Prototype' Bose Sleepbuds are selling for $800 on eBay

Some of those lucky enough to purchase an early-bird version of Bose's Noise-Masking Sleepbuds are flipping them online for a lot more than they paid.<p>Back in November audio specialist Bose did something unusual -- for Bose, anyway. To get feedback on a new product it was creating, in-ear wireless …

Consumer Tech

Personalized Learning Isn’t About Tech

First: Teach Social and Emotional Skills to Foster Autonomy<p>Culture is everything in a personalized classroom, which is why it’s critical for …

This elementary school replaced detention with meditation — and the results are astounding!

The Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore has been doing something differently when disruptive students act out — offering meditation, …

Focus on Getting Better at Getting Better

The standard school improvement process, certainly Blackpool’s default modus operandi; find kitchen sinks, ramdomly throw them with as much energy …

Teaching

Response: Underutilized Teaching Ideas

<b>(This is the third post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><b>What is an instructional</b> …

Pedagogy

Why Mathematics Is a Language

Mathematics is called the language of science. Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei is attributed with the quote, "<i>Mathematics is the</i> …

Mathematics

10 ways to get ahead(ship)

With the New Year now upon us – and with the traditional window for headteacher recruitment just beginning – some of you will be considering whether …

Part Two: The Best Parent Engagement Resources – 2017

You may or may not know that I have another blog focusing on parent engagement resources. And I have scores of related “Best” lists here.<p>Over the …

'Teaching is driving too many teachers to mental health problems'

“The system has become totally inhuman.”<p>This week, out of the blue, I got a message from a friend who is a very respected and experienced mental …

Why don’t you ask pupils to do their own marking?

My daughter recently said the words that every school leader dreads to hear: “Daddy, when I grow up, I want to be a teacher.”<p>Don’t get me wrong: I …

5 Ways to Improve Teachers’ Lives

The cumulative effect of annually missing recruitment targets to Initial Teacher Training and chronically poor retention means <i>if you don’t love the</i> …

Tools for Differentiating Instruction in PBL

It wasn't until I discovered the project-based learning (PBL) teaching model that I encountered the instructional vehicle to deliver effective, …

Pedagogy

How to introduce kindergarteners to computers

I work with roughly 500 kindergarten through 5th-grade students. As part of their curriculum, students receive 40 minutes each week of technology …

EDhub: Building a 21st Century Space to Transform Learning

Making Sure Each Child Is Known

Solving the Marking Workload Problem

Having provided the necessary click bait in the title; I’m very tempted to write my shortest ever blog by giving the following solution <i>“You must do</i> …

Teesside primary school kitchen closed after evidence of mice was found

Evidence of mice in a primary school kitchen has led to it being temporarily closed.<p>The kitchen and cooking facilities at Oakdene Primary School, on …

Kitchens

The #5MinStaffBriefingPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>This is a resource, designed mainly for school leaders who lead staff briefings in schools, colleges and universities; and …

Productivity

What people in 1900 thought life would be like in the technological paradise of 2000

Life in the year 2000<p>Personal airships are just around the corner.<p>In 1900, German chocolate company Hildebrands produced a series of postcards …

Restorative Practice and Behavior Management Resources & Reading

The Nine Foolproof Steps To Transform Your School

Turning round a struggling school is one of the hardest jobs in education – but now experts have come up with the nine foolproof steps leaders need to take to transform a school.<p>Researchers analyzed data from hundreds of schools to come up with a blueprint for not only improving results, but making …

Education

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Stanford University

16 Resources on Being a Teacher LeaderASCD Inservice

<i>No matter their roles, teacher leaders shape their school’s culture, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers. Teachers can</i> …