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OECD: English pupils are 'more practical than academic'

OECD: English pupils are 'more practical than academic' | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Teenagers in England’s schools are among the best in the world when it comes to solving problems, according to the first international study of its kind.
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Former British PM Appeals for Help for Syrian Students

Former British PM Appeals for Help for Syrian Students | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday launched an appeal in his role as UN education envoy to raise $100 million in aid for Syrian students who have taken refuge in Lebanon.

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UK: Schoolchildren standing up for charity are kicked out of lessons

UK: Schoolchildren standing up for charity are kicked out of lessons | Education Zone | Scoop.it
In what seems to be a heartening stand against petty bureaucracy, at least 40 pupils have been taken out of lessons at a school in Cheshire for refusing to remove a charity badge from their blazers.
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Rise #UpForSchool Now - YouTube

Every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination. Help create a message no government, politician or leader can ignore. Nothing changes without pressure. Sign the #UpForSchool Petition.

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Introducing the YouTube Kids app

YouTube today launched YouTube Kids for Android and iOS, described as a “family-friendly destination” and “the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.

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England: Primary and secondary schools must start sex-and-relationships education, says new report

England: Primary and secondary schools must start sex-and-relationships education, says new report | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Teaching young children about sex and relationships remains a pretty divisive subject in politics – some parties like Labour and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to make the subject a legal requirement, but others (namely the Conservatives) have refused.

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'Kinderrechten als vaccin tegen radicalisering?'

'Kinderrechten als vaccin tegen radicalisering?' | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Naar aanleiding van een hoorzitting over de rol van onderwijs in de strijd tegen radicalisering, pleit Robert Crevit ervoor om kinderrechten een plaats te geven in de eindtermen.

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10 Success Strategies for New Teachers - Brilliant or Insane

10 Success Strategies for New Teachers - Brilliant or Insane | Education Zone | Scoop.it

New teachers need plenty of support. This infographic from ASCD provides 10 tips to make new teachers successful.


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child's academic achievement

Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child's academic achievement | Education Zone | Scoop.it

There’s little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains. Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn’t otherwise hear.

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USA: Girls getting fed up with school dress codes that treat them as distractions

USA: Girls getting fed up with school dress codes that treat them as distractions | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Schools waste a lot of time enforcing dress codes, most of which focus on preventing young girls from distracting young boys. Hardly, a week goes by without a news story about overreach by a school administrator who suspends a girl home because of an errant hem or blue hair.

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Give teens stronger lessons on consent

Give teens stronger lessons on consent | Education Zone | Scoop.it

We ask a great deal of schools. When any social problem arises we will agree the solution lies in education, which usually means schools. Where sex is concerned, we need to ask much more of them.

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Fresno special education student ‘caged’ in class, claims say

Fresno special education student ‘caged’ in class, claims say | Education Zone | Scoop.it

A 7-year-old Fresno Unified School District special education student was allegedly locked in a makeshift cage by her Viking Elementary first-grade teacher last school year, according to claims filed against the teacher and school administrators in mid-October.


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Shapes Song for Children | Fun Learning with The GiggleBellies

Fun shapes song for children! Learning shapes can be so much fun when you have The GiggleBellies singing and dancing along! 

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UK: No radicalisation or violent extremism in schools, says Education Secretary

UK: No radicalisation or violent extremism in schools, says Education Secretary | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, has watered down the findings of former national head of counter terrorism’s investigation into extremism at Birmingham schools as a “spectrum of behaviours.” For the first time Morgan clarified that there was “no evidence of radicalisation or terrorism or violent extremism” despite five schools with mainly Muslim pupils in the city were placed in special measures following media and politicians campaign against these schools.

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Calling all Teachers: Stand #UpForSchool

Calling all Teachers: Stand #UpForSchool | Education Zone | Scoop.it

There are 58 million children who don’t go to school because of child labour, early marriage, conflict and discrimination. Schools, teachers and pupils are joining together in the #UpForSchool campaign to call on world leaders to ensure every child gets the education they need and deserve.

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Australia: Budget shortfalls cause schools to cut services for special needs

Australia: Budget shortfalls cause schools to cut services for special needs | Education Zone | Scoop.it

The Australian Education Union has released a report on the state of schools across the country, with damning results in the areas of care and support for disabled students. The results from a landmark State of Our Schools report reveal that four out of every five principals feel they don't have the necessary support and resources to assist their students with disabilities.

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Stand #UpForSchool | A World At School

Stand #UpForSchool | A World At School | Education Zone | Scoop.it

THE PETITION

We, the world's youth, teachers, parents and global citizens appeal to our governments to keep their promise, made at the United Nations in 2000, to ensure all out-of-school children gain their right to education before the end of 2015.

We are standing up to bring an end to the barriers preventing girls and boys from going to school, including forced work and early marriage, conflict and attacks on schools, exploitation and discrimination. All children deserve the opportunity to learn and achieve their potential.

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YouTube Kids App Arrives on iOS, Android

YouTube Kids App Arrives on iOS, Android | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Google today rolled out a kid-friendly version of YouTube for iOS and Android, which incorporates family-friendly content and parental controls.

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Teacher confiscated pupil's INHALER before letting her borrow uniform

Teacher confiscated pupil's INHALER before letting her borrow uniform | Education Zone | Scoop.it

A schoolgirl who misplaced her tie was told by a senior teacher she would have to hand over her asthma inhaler to borrow replacement uniform - as 'security'. Garry Gould made the discovery after his 16-year-old daughter Sian became breathless at home days later.

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Turkey: Children in Need | Focus on Europe (video)

Around 10 million of Syrian refugees have fled their country since the outbreak of civil war four years ago. For children, it means not only losing a home but also access to education. In Turkey, volunteers have set up a school for some 1200 Syrian children. But not everyone approves.

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4 Important Reasons To Encourage Social Learning

4 Important Reasons To Encourage Social Learning | Education Zone | Scoop.it

We live in a world of voyeurs and exhibitionists. In fact – we can go so far as to presume that each one of us displays these characteristics to some extent. We like to watch and we like to be watched; and by watching we learn. Social learning is a term that is not new to psychologists, and it is gaining momentum in the world of ‘Learning’ outside the psychological realm.


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John Watkins's curator insight, December 30, 2014 2:42 PM

This is great new tool, I belive that 2015 is the year of Social Learning

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An unconvincing answer to Britain’s schools divide

If tinkering by well-meaning ministers were enough to raise educational standards, Britain’s schools would lead the world. Unfortunately it is not. For all the reforms of recent decades, the country still has one of the more stratified and divided schools sectors among all the western states.

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Life skills that pet ownership can teach children

Life skills that pet ownership can teach children | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Calvin & Hobbes is a timeless classic comic strip about a boy who finds his trusted advisor and confidante, his partner in crime, a goofy and practical sounding board, in a stuffed toy tiger who is always there for him. In the same way, your household dog can be your child’s best friend and teach her many valuable life-skills.
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Teach our children well - but not too well

Teach our children well - but not too well | Education Zone | Scoop.it

High achieving among the young should not come at the expense of a deliriously carefree childhood

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British boy (5) becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

British boy (5) becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist | Education Zone | Scoop.it

A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five. Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at Birmingham City University to become a Microsoft Certified Professional.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 7, 5:52 PM

CHILDREN WITH EDUCATION GO FAR

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Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils' | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Teachers who give struggling pupils "lavish praise" could make them even less likely to succeed, research into classroom tactics has suggested. The Sutton Trust education charity has warned that many strategies used by teachers have no evidence to show that they really work. Too much praise for low achievers can "convey a message of low expectations".

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