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Ofsted 2012: Independent learning — From Good to Outstanding

Ofsted 2012: Independent learning — From Good to Outstanding | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” Banksy “Not all aspects of learning, for example pupils’ engagement, interest, concentration, determination, resilience and independence, will be seen in a single observation.” http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/school-inspection-handbook – April 2013
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I love this opening quote from Banksy. It is so true of many of our learners today.

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Nicky Morgan tells pupils: study Stem subjects to keep your options open - Education - TES News

Nicky Morgan tells pupils: study Stem subjects to keep your options open - Education - TES News | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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worth a read if only to be aware of pressure coming down from Government.

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Never Forget Someone's Name Again With This Memory Trick

Never Forget Someone's Name Again With This Memory Trick | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
Ever meet someone at a social event and immediately forget their name? Try this technique for understanding and using memory's nature to your...
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How many of us can remember all the year 7's we teach yet? thanks to Jane Milne for flagging this up.

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Bright comprehensive pupils ‘just as likely’ to reach 'high status' unis

Bright comprehensive pupils ‘just as likely’ to reach 'high status' unis | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
DfE report suggests grammar schools appear not to have huge influence on HE path once background taken into account
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Please remember to think about your 6th form teaaching too!

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Curriculum and Teaching Innovation handbook | Futurelab at NFER

Curriculum and Teaching Innovation handbook | Futurelab at NFER | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
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As we are all thinking about the curruculum changes this downloadable resource may be of use to some.

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Changing education paradigms

Changing education paradigms | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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Ken Robinson is inspirational, I have been lucky enough to meet him and listen to him speak twice. In this animated talk he discusses some troubling trends that we should all keep in mind when planning our curriculums and lessons. Enjoy !

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Ofsted 2012: Questioning to promote learning — From Good to Outstanding: Helping you to achieve outstanding and creative teaching and learning.

Ofsted 2012: Questioning to promote learning — From Good to Outstanding: Helping you to achieve outstanding and creative teaching and learning. | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it

Have you ever noticed that often, when someone is being interviewed, they say “That’s a good question.”? It’s usually when it’s a question they can’t answer quickly and easily. Indeed, “good” questions are ones that generally need thinking about.


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The 5 Wonders of Teaching by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Wonders of Teaching by @TeacherToolkit | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
There is no question that teaching is incredibly demanding, exhausting and at times, demoralising. However, this blog is not about wellbeing. It is deliberately written to celebrate all-things teac...
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Its November and we might be flagging, this could remind us why we are all here every day!

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The 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner #5MinPlan

The 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner #5MinPlan | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
Marking is an occupational hazard for all teachers.  Whilst 'The 5 Minute Marking Plan' cannot do your marking for you (sadly) it will help you focus on the job in hand and help ensure you maximise...
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Many thanks to Emma Stear for drawing my/ our attention to this brilliant resource, that should hopefully help us all to think about our marking and the benefits it can have on our planning.

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What Is Your Learning Style?

What Is Your Learning Style? | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
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A quick quiz for the learners to take at the start of next term perhaps?

There are many such quizzes out there but this one seems very quick and simple.

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Enquiring Minds

Enquiring Minds | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
Enquiring Minds is an approach to teaching and learning, developed by Futurelab, that takes students’ ideas, interests and experiences as its starting point, and provides them with more responsibility for the direction and content of their learning.
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A great tool backed by solid reseach enquiring minds is a really interesting way to look at teahcing.

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TV Special: TED Talks Education

TV Special: TED Talks Education | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
How can we create an education system that works for kids, instead of against them? Watch eight inspiring talks (and one beautiful performance) from TED's May 2013 PBS special, given in their entirety.
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This whole playlist of talks is a great way to get thinking. Perhaps have a discussion in faculties about one or more of these topics.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Thinking about, and refelcting upon lessons, learning, questioning, life... | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it's a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests. What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?
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