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Why is My Teen So Forgetful?

Why is My Teen So Forgetful? | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
David Wilcox, of Musings on the Middle Years of Education, and I have worked together to create an infographic about the teen brain. It is based on a blog post he wrote over a year ago (Click here ...

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Not every teen but interesting graphic on why the teen mind appears so different

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10 things every new primary school teacher needs to know

10 things every new primary school teacher needs to know | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
Do smile before Christmas but dont foray into the staff room if you actually need a break. Here are some top tips for surviving your first year Continue reading...
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How Stephen King Teaches Writing

How Stephen King Teaches Writing | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one's virginity. (@MrBispham Really interesting interview.
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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn." (Automaticity = top priority for primary sts learning to read - frees up brain's resources needed for comprehension
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Why Teens’ Lack of Sleep May Cause Depression

Why Teens’ Lack of Sleep May Cause Depression | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
Lack of sleep contributes to depression in teenagers, two studies find. Lack of exercise and lots of time online don't help, either. The solution, researchers say, is for parents to make sure their children are getting a good nine to 10 hours of sleep a night, even in high school.
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I can't vouch for all the facts in this article but teens and sleep is an issue in many families

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 14 Excellent YouTube Math Channels for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 14 Excellent YouTube Math Channels for Teachers and Students | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
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Forcefed: less feedback might be more - David Didau: The Learning Spy

Forcefed: less feedback might be more - David Didau: The Learning Spy | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
It is commonly and widely accepted that feedback is the best thing we can be doing as teachers and the more of it the better.
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Feedback, motivation and self esteem so difficult to get right. Here's a note particularly for teachers but which may resonate with leaders and managers in other industries. 

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Group seating in primary schools: an indefensible strategy?

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Everything in moderation: learning also happens in pairs and individually and this should be reflected in various classroom layouts

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5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Part 6

5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Part 6 | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
Continuing the series on useful Chrome extensions for teachers here is part 6. TechSmith Snagit  One of my favorite programs is Snagit by TechSmith. Even though I can easily do screenshots on my Ma...

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Here's The New Ranking Of Top Countries In Reading, Science, And Math

Here's The New Ranking Of Top Countries In Reading, Science, And Math | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
A brand new list!
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Tiger economies are ahead

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Failure is Always an Option - The Discipline of Innovation

Failure is Always an Option - The Discipline of Innovation | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
We all want to avoid big, expensive failures. The best way to do this is to design many small, cheap failures - experiments!
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Build, measure, learn; build, measure, learn...

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Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish: Praise or Reflective Questioning?

Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish: Praise or Reflective Questioning? | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
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Praise difficult to get right. Reinforcing hard work and linking it to attainment a better strategy. 

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Why Learning to Play an Instrument is Good for Your Brain

Why Learning to Play an Instrument is Good for Your Brain | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
If you're looking for an exercise that's fun, interesting, and will work out your entire brain, grab an instrument and start playing. ("When you play music, the entire brain lights up because you're using almost every region of the brain.
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Digital Badges: An emerging ecosystem of evidence

Digital Badges: An emerging ecosystem of evidence | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
Digital badges are rapidly expanding into higher education and professional development. But what are they, and what do they do?
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Really interesting way to acknowledge the whole range of experience of a student.
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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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Five Quick Tips About Maths for Students and Parents

Five Quick Tips About Maths for Students and Parents | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
Most of the students who come to me come for extra maths tuition. The most commonly used word when parents phone me at Kip McGrath to book an initial free assessment is "confidence". Students lack ...
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Maths has so much stigma in UK culture and I'm not sure why!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Three Powerful Google Drive tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Three Powerful Google Drive tools for Teachers | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
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Privacy issues aside, a brilliant resource

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We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t

We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world.

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Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds

Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
OECD study finds countries that stream pupils into ability groups at an early age tend to have lower levels of achievement
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So many parents are confused by ability groupings. Students have come to me in tears. Also parents have used this as a reason to discontinue tuition because it 'isn't working' if a child is moved down. 

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IT employers called to strengthen links with schools

IT employers called to strengthen links with schools | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
IT employers are struggling to find new recruits with the skills they need because they are not being vocal enough about what they are looking for in the next generation of workers.
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Badging an innovative way to track experience and learning that does not take place in the formal settings of school. 

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What you may have missed on The Learning Spy in 2013 - David Didau: The Learning Spy

What you may have missed on The Learning Spy in 2013 - David Didau: The Learning Spy | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a teacher in possession of an internet connection, must be in want of an annual review for each of the education blogs to which they’re subscribed.
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Good points

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How genetics impact exam results and why boys need an ego boost

How genetics impact exam results and why boys need an ego boost | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
This week: a university challenges students to analyse its data and more
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Need to read the while report to be sure but this is a start

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The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices.
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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category - Teachers With Apps

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category - Teachers With Apps | TutorLeeds education notes | Scoop.it
60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category
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List of goodness

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