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Richard D'Souza: Primary Education
Primary teacher and PhD Education student at The University of Exeter, Devon, UK. Here I curate engaging articles, videos, links and discussions (anything worth sharing, really!) on Primary Education and child development.
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How To Begin Your Presentation with Simon Sinek

Watch the entire class on Skillshare.com! http://skl.sh/YT-simon-sinek Simon Sinek (https://www.startwithwhy.com/) is an author best known for popularizin
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As I progress through my teaching journey, I have begun to think of myself as a storyteller. Why? Because in every classroom I've been in, a well-told story is a surefire way to get 100% of the class engaged.
 
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Jamie Oliver #madebydyslexia Interview

Jamie Oliver talks to madebydyslexia.org about his dyslexia and shares personal insights and advice
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TEDxTucson George Land The Failure Of Success

The theme of the TEDxTucson December 2011 event was "Innovating Our Green Economy. In his talk "The Failure Of Success", Dr. George Land gives us a brie
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How to turn on that inner 5 year old and generate ideas that will carry society forward? According to this study we are all born creative geniuses, capable of divergent thinking. Over the years, we lose this capability.
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The Confident Teacher

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The Confident Teacher is a blog by teacher and author, Alex Quigley (@HuntingEnglish), that shares ideas and evidence about education, teaching and learning.
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This is why Finland has the best schools

This is why Finland has the best schools | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."
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The (perhaps unsurprising!) effect of the 'Finnish Paradox' and raising the professional profile of teachers in society: a system that works! We can all learn something from Finland. I hope I get to visit one day.
 
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A free course: Depression and low mood in young people

A free course: Depression and low mood in young people | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
Learn about depression in teens and how to help, with this online course covering topics like self harm, CBT and healthy routines.
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Contemporary educational ideas all teachers should know about

Contemporary  educational ideas all teachers should know about | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
As I was looking ahead to starting a new job as Headteacher, I was thinking about all the conversations we were going to have about learning.  To a large degree I wanted my teachers to be as up-to-date as possible within their own subject domains. They should know the latest OfSTED position ( eg with…
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Imagine if there was a secret weapon to eliminate poverty. Well guess what, there is

Imagine if there was a secret weapon to eliminate poverty. Well guess what, there is | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
WHY are some people rich and others poor? Why do some people thrive and others barely survive?
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30 million word gap in vocabulary acquisition between rich and poor families – the secret to success in education and life?
 
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The Classroom Experiment (Ep.1)

Part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iD6Zadhg4M In this two-part series, theory and practice meet head on as education expert Professor Dylan Wilia
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Useful for every teacher to watch - Episode 2 also on YouTube!
 
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Ira Glass on Storytelling

UPDATE: Thanks for all your kind words guys! It's quite overwhelming to see this shared and retweeted all over! All sins typographic in nature have been amended,…
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Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

http://www.ted.com Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offerin
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Definitely agree with Bill Gates at the end here: a way of learning that encourages mastery through experimentation and allowing students to make mistakes, that 'flipped classroom' model, as well as the time to learn at their own pace, could – and should – be the future of education.
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Creativity is GREAT : so why would Britain cut its nose to spite its face?

Creativity is GREAT : so why would Britain cut its nose to spite its face? | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
Creativity warms our hearts whether it’s Adele, Ricky Gervais or Grayson Perry.
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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people the
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Inspirational!
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Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO

Full story: http://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/how-do-you-build-culture-innovation HOW DO YOU BUILD A CULTURE OF INNOVATION? How does a successfu
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Ideas of innovation and creativity are very much wrapped up in mythology – my own research has been exploring this. IDEO invented the first computer mouse; for decades they've been honing the art of design, doing their own R&D, and nurturing an internal culture of creative production. Here CEO Tim Brown discusses some of their key principles.
 
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The Dyslexia Debate - Professor Joe Elliott

Professor Elliott talks about why the term 'dyslexia' is unscientific and should be abandoned.
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Core Knowledge UK: Educational Resources and Activities for Teachers, Home Educators, Parents and Grandparents to Help Children Excel in Primary School and Beyond

Core Knowledge UK: Educational Resources and Activities for Teachers, Home Educators, Parents and Grandparents to Help Children Excel in Primary School and Beyond | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
Core Knowledge UK provides teachers, home educators, parents and grandparents with resources and activities to help children excel in primary school and beyond.
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In recent years, this alternative curriculum has launched several states in the U.S., most notably Massachusetts, to the top the of the lists in terms of attainment globally. Worth a look! From the mind of researcher E.D Hirsch.
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Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
The world is changing fast and education is not equipping children with the kind of minds they are going to need.
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Creative confidence | Jody Espina | TEDxCreativeCoast

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. By the time Jody was 14, he knew he wanted to be a professiona
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Having recently taken up the saxophone, I was YouTubing reviews of a mouthpiece upgrade that looked/sounded decent. I became interested in Jody Espina and his company Jody Jazz, as their JodyJazz HR Soprano mouthpiece was one that seemed to offer what I needed in terms of sound and playability. I was thrilled to discover that Jody had done a TED talk on his journey with creativity. It is a fantastic message, and totally applicable to education.
 
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We have to rethink what "educated" means in a post-truth world

We have to rethink what "educated" means in a post-truth world | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
It used to be fairly easy to explain what it means to be educated. Education involves schooling, and as a general rule, the more schooling you have, the better educated you become. Unfortunately, as I will argue below, that answer may no longer be sufficient; there is evidence to suggest that the causal lin
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critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger

Featuring Ron Berger from Expeditionary Learning. Produced by David Grant www.elschools.org www.realschoolchange.org Help us caption & translate this video
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Good for teaching editing!
 
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Fun Warm Up Ideas - The Driving Game

Make your gymnasts drivers in this fun warm up game. Subscribe to BGtv: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=britishgymnasticstv
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Teaching gymnastics to Year 1/2 this term - fun warm up ideas from BGtv British Gymnastics :)
 
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Battle on the adverbials front: grammar advisers raise worries about Sats tests and teaching

Battle on the adverbials front: grammar advisers raise worries about Sats tests and teaching | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
The panel of four who advised Michael Gove on the primary spelling and grammar test now have reservations
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Probably the clearest explanation of the situation I've come across so far!
 
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Cursive Handwriting and Other Education Myths - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus

Cursive Handwriting and Other Education Myths - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
A recent newcomer at one of the home-education groups my family attends explained that one of the frustrations that led her to take…
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Seth Godin explains the problem with creativity.

Seth Godin explains the problem with creativity. | Richard D'Souza: Primary Education | Scoop.it
Seth Godin explains the problem with creativity.
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The Soul of Education — Total Education Conversations

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The Passageworks Institute in Boulder, Colorado in the USA, was founded by Rachael Kessler, educationalist and author of the book, “The Soul of Education”. Richard Waters speaks with Laura Weaver and Batya Greenwald, from Passageworks, about their work, and their understanding of “The Soul of Education”. Topics covered include: - What does “The Soul of Education” mean? - The work of the Passageworks Institute. - The concept of “deep connection” and the importance of the teacher-student relationship. - What can schools do to foster a positive sense of community? - Ways to help adolescents feel safe to talk about themselves. - Shortcomings of the “one size fits all” approach to education and over-emphasis on test scores. - Student well-being. - Transition to adulthood — risk taking and “initiation”. - Precursors to unlocking creativity in children.
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Very engaging, certainly brings us back to the point of it all.
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