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Rethinking Smart Cities From The Ground Up

<b>This report tells the stories of cities around the world - from Beijing to Amsterdam, and from London to Jakarta - that are addressing urban</b> …

Usable Knowledge

Opening a shared conversation about how educators can protect students from bullying, confront divisions, and foster inclusion.<p>Renewing an annual …

Clash of the Titans

Today, we’re revisiting the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, the …

A few thoughts about character education

The idea that schools should be educating students’ character has been gathering momentum in recent years. But the once distant drums have become …

Psychology

REAL Talk #6 - Multiple drafts and student critique

Developing research leads in schools: The Janus-faced role of a research lead

researchED: Research leads network day, Cambridge. March 14th 2015 source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Janus_coin.png In a brief stop-over …

Teaching

(Mind)-setting students up to succeed: social-psychological interventions in the classroom

How does my ‘average’ student see herself as a learner? Many are confident in their abilities and eager to succeed. There are others though: sure …

4 ways to use evidence in education – and 15 places to start

Yesterday, I was privileged to be on a panel with Tom Bennett, Margaret Mulholland and Ed Chapman at the London Festival of Education, discussing why …

KQED

<b>By Sam Gliksman</b><p><i>The following is the second of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies.</i><p>We tend to split science and …

PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading

<i>Editor's Note: Matt Weyers and co-author Jen Dole, teachers at Byron Middle School in Byron, Minnesota, present the fifth installment in a year-long</i> …

General expertise - the gap between rote learning and a different sort of mastery

The work of Fernand Gobet and Herbert Simon seems to indicate that expertise is ‘domain specific’. That is, you can only learn to be an expert or …

KQED

Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century …

The Critique Gallery

This is my first blog post for the Pedagoo team, as I mentioned in my #Nurture1314 post I’d really like to get into blogging so I’m starting as I …

The Complete Guide to 20% Time (and Genius Hour) in the Classroom

It’s been almost a full three years since I told my students they would have 20% of their class time to work on whatever project they were inspired …

Lesson Observations Unchained. A New Dawn.

This is a short reflection on the massive difference it makes when you stop grading lessons. I’ve embarked on the process of observing all of my …

10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators

TED Talks are a major source of inspiration for educators who need a morale boost, a discussion starter, or a new perspective. The year 2014 brought …

Gratitude: A Powerful Tool for Your Classroom

Would you like to improve the culture in your classroom and your life? Try gratitude. Based on my ten years of teaching experience, this is the most …

The Research Excellence Framework – nerve-racking but necessary

As we anxiously await the results we should remember what these assessments have made us strive for<p>By this time next month we will have the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), in which universities’ work is scrutinised and funding handed out accordingly. Last time round, six years …

Research

40 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom

40 Ways to Start Using Apps in Schools created by: +Becky Evans DEPRECATED Use goo.gl/pySakU instead

Project 9: A student-devised, student-led IT programme.

Project 9 in action; one of several IT rooms in use<p>Project 9 is our student-led IT programme in which students in Year 9 (hence the fairly obvious …

RSA Essays: Licensed to Create? Incentives for improving teacher quality.

Today, the RSA has published a collection of 10 essays on the theme of improving teacher quality and the concept of licensing. This has been, in …

Theory of Change in Education

<i>Several years ago I was made to think differently by a blog post by Ewan McIntosh on designing learning through structures rather than instructions.</i> …

New Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners

Updated August 27, 2016<p>June 24, 2016: Bob Pearlman Keynote presentation and workshop at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Pacific …

Debriefing as Assessment

Share with Friends<p>photo credit: Ed Yourdon via photopin cc<p><b>Debriefing as Assessment</b><p>by Charles Gleek<p>Our challenge as educators is to construct …

Towards Impeccable Behaviour Part 2: Ready for Launch

Our BfL Flow diagram.<p>In an earlier post, <i>Towards Impeccable Behaviour. Together,</i> I described the process we would be going through to set up a new …

Trivium 21st C: Could this be the answer?

@SurrealAnarchy Martin Robinson’s wonderful book. CLICK to BUY<p>I’ve just finished reading this wonderful book and, as I said on twitter, it’s the best …

Sutton-Gates Summit Part 2: My Washington take-aways

On Tour with John Tomsett, Rob Coe, Tracy Smith, Sir Alasdair, Dame Alison, Jemima Reilly and The Trivium. A US teacher-recruitment advert. Why just …

What Student Self-Advocacy Really Looks Like

Active reading is a critical skill in my history class. My goal is to have students to be able to recall more of what they read during our …