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Why drawing needs to be a curriculum essential

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Drawing has creative, expressive and educational value; it remains fundamental to translating and analysing the world

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Ten Pieces - About BBC Ten Pieces - BBC Two

Ten Pieces aims to inspire a generation of children to get creative with classical music.
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Read Write Inc. Phonics lesson - YouTube

This video shows a teacher instructing children to learn a sound, the associated mnemonic and how to write it using Read Write Inc. Phonics. Find out more ab...
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Teaching phonics

Read Write Inc is a great program for teaching phonics, this video is a really good example of it being used in the classroom effectively.  

Great for teacher's CPD

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The Messy Artist - An Art Studio for Kids - YouTube

At The Messy Artist, art is a platform for learning. Goop, the bean box, homemade play dough and painting with potato mashers are not only fun for kids, but ...
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No rules, just art.

A lovely, fresh perspective on teaching art. Allowing children to explore all the possibilities without any restrictions.  Not entirely possible in a classroom, but the idea of freedom of creativity is great. 

 

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Sketchbooks as a Tool to Enable Personalised Learning

Sketchbooks as a Tool to Enable Personalised Learning | Jessica Worthington's Teaching and Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Sketchbooks can be a vital (and natural) tool with which to encourage children to personalise their own learning experience. This post explores how we can encourage children to own their sketchbook and how that ownership leads to a personalised learning space
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Focus: sketchbooks.

The new National Curriculum doesn't say much about art but it has introduced the use of sketchbooks.  'Pupils in Key Stage 2 should be taught: "to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas." After studying art for nearly 8 years I completely understand the importance of a sketchbook and believe it is crucial that students are able to have somewhere to reflect on their own and the work of others.  

Not a video but a really useful article for teachers on how to encourage children to use sketchbooks.  

 

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The Dot - YouTube

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Focus: Cross-curricular project with an art focus

'The Dot' is a book  by Peter Reynolds and the video is a motion picture version of it.  I absolutely adore  it because it has an absolute wealth of possibilities for a cross-curricular project using art.  The basic story is about a girl who doesn't have any faith in her ability and her teacher just tells her to make a mark and sign it.  It has the potential for focuses on Primary colours, shape, form and mark making.  It could be used for creative writing for example drawing the dot, turn it into something then write about it.  Describe it. Discuss how colours can make you feel.  It also have possibilities for PSHE and developing children's confidence in themselves.  

The amount of times I have heard children say 'But I can't draw' I would love to show this to them! 

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Learning Through Art - YouTube

Learn more at: www.learningthroughart.org. Learning Through Art (LTA), an artist residency program, cultivates student creativity by designing sustained, pro...
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Art and the curriculum.

Although this is based on an American curriculum, it is all about the importance of learning through art and involving art in all aspects of the curriculum.  It is about recognising that art isn't just a subject on it's own but can be used as a tool for teaching and learning other subjects and that concepts really resonates with me.

Suitable for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on teaching art and can draw on the ideas behind the LTA program. 

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Using Salt - YouTube

Tom Fleming demonstrates how to use salt to creat a unique effect with watercolors. To see more about this video and supplies used, visit Jerry's Artarama Fr...
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Art technique.

An interesting and different form of mark making, good for a short art lesson.  Always useful to have some quick and interesting ideas up your sleeve for rainy days. 

Could be shown to the children at the start of an art lesson as part of intro/input. Also useful for teachers to get new ideas. 

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How to teach math to children | How to do Japanese multiplication - YouTube

Website: http://svinehunden.blogspot.dk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Svinehunden/335842109797185 This is apparently the way the Japanese kids are...
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Numeracy in Primary School

Each child learns differently, so having a wealth of little tips and tricks can be invaluable in helping a child.  Some children respond to visual techniques more than mental, I think this is a brilliant trick for those children.  

Video could be shown to both teachers and the whole class.  

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Teach the stories - Roald Dahl

Teach the stories - Roald Dahl | Jessica Worthington's Teaching and Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Lesson plans for all the best-known Roald Dahl titles.
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If you're obsessed with Roald Dahl, like me, you'll love this. 

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Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books | Jessica Worthington's Teaching and Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
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Monoprinting Layers — Step-by-Step - YouTube

There's something curious about monoprints created from multiple layers. They draw you in — inviting a closer look to decipher "how" they were created. Watch...
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A great video on mono-printing, simple but so effective.  Also great for building up a sketchbook of prints. 

Good for teachers learning new skills or to show children the technique 

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How to work with your teaching assistant: it's a double act

How to work with your teaching assistant: it's a double act | Jessica Worthington's Teaching and Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
While teaching assistants are vital sources of support for teachers, knowing how to manage them can be tricky. Danielle Egonu-Obanye shares her tips on making the partnership work
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An interesting article on working with teaching assistants.

Having worked as a TA, I can recognise the importance of maximising their potential, working to their strengths to create the best environment for your students.  But also creating a good working relationship with them can be mutually beneficial.  

 

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Classroom Management Strategies To Take Control Of Noisy Students - YouTube

Get the rest of the videos - http://www.takecontrolofthenoisyclass.com This video explains a little-used, often-forgotten but very effective classroom manage...
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BehaviourManagement

Although this seems to be focused on secondary children the basic concepts could definitely be applied to primary school.  Tools such as non confrontational language, praise, focussing on he positives on the negatives, getting to know the students and allowing them to get to know you.  I was once taught at a seminar that giving up small amounts of information about yourself can go very far in gaining the respect of children in the class, not over personal things but enough so that they realise you're a real person.  This video comes from a series of different bits of advice,

Great advice for teachers wanting to improve their behaviour management.  

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Getting To Know Vincent Van Gogh 30 sec preview - YouTube

American Library Association 2002 NOTABLE CHILDREN'S VIDEO Award winner Playful cartoons and great art come together in this animated video about Vincent van...
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Focus: relevant artists 

A preview from a video series introducing some of the great artists in a fun and interesting way.  The comical clips show artists such as Van Gogh and Andy Warhol in cartoon form introducing themselves and some of their best work in a comical and light hearted way.  Learning about the greats has the potential to be quite dull, but these videos keep it modern and accessible to children.

Suitable to show to children in a lesson or for them to research and watch on their own. 

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Five Tips for Teaching with Works of Art | MoMA Education - YouTube

MoMA Educators provide tips and inquiry-based strategies that can be easily integrated into your classroom to inspire students.
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Studying works of art with children.

A really helpful video with a few tips on how to help children interpret different works of art.  Discusses using open ended questions, which I think is really important, it allows the children to form opinions and interpret the art in their own way.  Emphasises the  subjectivity of art and how individuals can interpret it in different ways. 

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Ofsted Outstanding Year 2 Literacy Lesson Observation - YouTube

This year 2 class are looking at story writing, in this case scary stories. They look at describing a setting and the context is a haunted house which is dis...
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Literacy in Primary School- example of an outstanding lesson.

I think observing and taking note of outstanding lessons can be really helpful in finding new teaching methods and techniques Eg. Talk partners, behaviour management, questioning. It helps create an awareness of what outstanding looks like, something to work towards.  

Good for teacher's professional development. 

 

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