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The need for a theory of learning (opinion) | Inside Higher Ed

Last updated: 12/06/2017

Few professions are “revolutionized” with such frequency as teaching -- and with such minimal impact on actual practices. As veteran teachers, we’ve seen many teaching practi

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‘Drill and kill’? English schools turn to scripted lessons to raise standards

Last updated: 12/06/2017

Direct instruction has been praised by the schools minister as more effective than a child-centred approach – but its use is controversial In a converted office block in an unpr

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The Challenge of Hosting a December Birthday Party - Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Last updated: 12/05/2017

Sigh! Every year we start off the month with such excitement just for me to end up being stressed, depressed and a bit grumpy. My mood change has nothing to do with the holidays bu

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What do universities look for in a personal statement?

Last updated: 12/05/2017

What do universities look for in a personal statement? Admissions tutors advise on the dos and don’ts of writing the Ucas statement ‘If you’re applying to study film, don’t

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades

Last updated: 12/05/2017

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Comment | Share | Tweet | email Teachers don’t have

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Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects

Last updated: 12/05/2017

When Sean Crevier accidentally wandered into the room where educators at a Milwaukee Edcamp were discussing 20 percent time projects, also known as Genius Hour, he stayed only out

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Celebrating 50 years of Kids Coding

Last updated: 12/05/2017

Today, during Computer Science Education Week, we celebrate 50 years since kids programming languages were first introduced to the world with a very special creation (and furry fri

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The Science of Giving: What Actually Inspires Kids to Be Generous

Last updated: 12/05/2017

We're heading into the so-called season of giving, which means that most of us parents are doing everything we can to encourage our kids to embrace the act of giving (as opposed t

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Teacher apprenticeships: what you need to know

Last updated: 12/05/2017

The government announced last week how much money schools would receive for taking on teacher apprentices in high-priority subject areas. The new teacher apprenticeships will

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Designing School Recess That Helps Kids Learn, Play And Eat Healthy Food

Last updated: 12/04/2017

What’s the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them s

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