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The Power of Introverts: An Essential Understanding for Teachers | Edutopia

Last updated: 08/07/2018

About a year ago, I read Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. I wanted to tell everyone about this book right away, but I also wanted to

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A Classroom Library: If You Build It, They Will Read by Jim Bailey

Last updated: 08/07/2018

I had just finished sharing the latest research about classroom libraries with my teachers at a staff meeting.  The research didn’t surprise anyone.  Students who are able to u

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Sneaker Teacher

Last updated: 08/07/2018

One element we focus on in teaching is keeping students engaged.  Engagement is huge.  For #EllChat_BkClub on Twitter, we are currently reading the book EL Excellence Every Day b

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Is factory schooling putting children off teaching?

Last updated: 08/07/2018

You can certainly feel the momentum around efforts to "solve" (if that is the right word) the desperate teacher recruitment crisis in the UK. The government’s plans to strength

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How Music-Making Technology United a Classroom of Diverse High-School Learners

Last updated: 08/07/2018

Music can be a powerful unifier. When you’re working with students from incredibly unique backgrounds, music and music making can be a common ground from which they can all commu

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Pokémon, fidget spinners, Fortnite... what's next?

Last updated: 08/07/2018

My son is currently obsessed with Pokémon cards. I’d really rather he wasn’t. They’re expensive, and nothing is more boring than listening to a child wanging on about Pokém

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Preparing Teachers with Knowledge of Children's and Young Adult Literature - NCTE

Last updated: 08/07/2018

This statement, formerly known as Preparing Teachers with Knowledge of Children’s and Adolescent Literature, was updated in July 2018 with the new title, Preparing Teachers wit

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Reading for meaning in science – the science teacher

Last updated: 08/07/2018

Don’t be fooled… your students are busy reading text in science lessons that they only partially understand. This isn’t because they can’t read. This is because they don’

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LISTEN: How to establish routines for behaviour and learning

Last updated: 08/07/2018

“Sometimes our most rigorous intentions in the classroom are undone by a lack of attention to mundane details of how things should go right,” says Doug Lemov. Speaking on the

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Languages boost to deliver skilled workforce for UK's businesses

Last updated: 08/06/2018

A new drive to deliver a nation of confident linguists and ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need has been unveiled by School Standards Minister Nick Gibb today. Goo

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