Pinterest
Ever wondered why kids say they’re bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder? Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind...

Ever wondered why kids say they’re bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder? Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind...

Primary classroom

No evidence to back idea of learning styles

BBC Radio 4 - Mind Changers, Carol Dweck and Growth Mindset

BBC Radio 4 - Mind Changers, Carol Dweck and Growth Mindset

When Liz Morrish opened up to students about the pressures academics are under, disciplinary proceedings culminated in her resignation. She reflects on why she chose to tackle the failings of the neoliberal academy from the outside

When Liz Morrish opened up to students about the pressures academics are under, disciplinary proceedings culminated in her resignation. She reflects on why she chose to tackle the failings of the neoliberal academy from the outside

Eleven grammar school myths, and the actual facts | Local Schools Network

Eleven grammar school myths, and the actual facts | Local Schools Network

Are grammar schools "fairer" for poor children?

Did grammar schools help social mobility?

Are grammar schools "fairer" for poor children?

IDG Connect – Sugata Mitra: What the Slumdog Guru Did Next

IDG Connect – Sugata Mitra: What the Slumdog Guru Did Next

Sir Greg Martin, chair of governors at Durand Academy Trust

Charting the downfall of the ‘famous five’ superheads

Sir Greg Martin, chair of governors at Durand Academy Trust

Theresa May saying: the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils is reduced…

Reality Check: How do poor children do at selective schools?

Theresa May saying: the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils is reduced…

How Skype is connecting UK grannies with children thousands of miles away in…

Granny army helps India's school children via the cloud

How Skype is connecting UK grannies with children thousands of miles away in…

The Overselling of Ed Tech - Alfie Kohn

The Overselling of Ed Tech - Alfie Kohn

Toby Young today admitted running a free school is more difficult than he thought as he prepares to step down as CEO of the West London Free School trust.
 
 Mr Young admitted he had been “arrogant” to presume schools could improve just by having high expectations and said he regrets criticising teachers, state schools and local education authorities.
 
 He set up the flagship West London Free School in Hammersmith in 2011, and the trust also now runs three other local schools.

Toby Young today admitted running a free school is more difficult than he thought as he prepares to step down as CEO of the West London Free School trust. Mr Young admitted he had been “arrogant” to presume schools could improve just by having high expectations and said he regrets criticising teachers, state schools and local education authorities. He set up the flagship West London Free School in Hammersmith in 2011, and the trust also now runs three other local schools.

This veteran headteacher worked for Ofsted until he was told off for speaking his mind, and resigned. Now he is free to say whatever he likes …

Advice for the next Ofsted chief: it’s time to scrap your job

This veteran headteacher worked for Ofsted until he was told off for speaking his mind, and resigned. Now he is free to say whatever he likes …

Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from them?

The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn

Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from them?


More ideas
Survey of young people's use of internet for information vs. socialising/gaming - the Nordics come top.

Social division stays in online learning

Survey of young people's use of internet for information vs. socialising/gaming - the Nordics come top.

Supporting students | Jisc - guide to support for students in use of digital technology. Links to examples of good practice.

Supporting students | Jisc - guide to support for students in use of digital technology. Links to examples of good practice.

2017WAAL_posterfinal.pdf

2017WAAL_posterfinal.pdf

Interesting post comparing effectiveness of digital vs print reading and impact on development of critical thinking.

Interesting post comparing effectiveness of digital vs print reading and impact on development of critical thinking.

First Impressions: LJ’s First Year Experience Survey

First Impressions: LJ’s First Year Experience Survey

Librarians as facilitators of technological literacy?

Librarians as facilitators of technological literacy?

Understanding visual literacy for libraries

Understanding visual literacy for libraries

“Young people should  be trained from an early age in media literacy so they can become their own fact-checkers.” Image: iStock

“Young people should be trained from an early age in media literacy so they can become their own fact-checkers.” Image: iStock

More and more, parents are protesting school policies that allow teachers and administrators to withhold recess to punish student misbehavior. Common infractions include tardiness, acting out in class and failure to complete homework—everyday childhood behaviors that result in numerous children having to go without recess on any given day.A Texas school started giving children four recess breaks a day, and teachers and parents say the results have been wonderful.Recess is a lot more than…

More and more, parents are protesting school policies that allow teachers and administrators to withhold recess to punish student misbehavior. Common infractions include tardiness, acting out in class and failure to complete homework—everyday childhood behaviors that result in numerous children having to go without recess on any given day.A Texas school started giving children four recess breaks a day, and teachers and parents say the results have been wonderful.Recess is a lot more than…

Twice-exceptional children are gifted children of above average abilities who have special educational needs - AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc.

Twice-exceptional children are gifted children of above average abilities who have special educational needs - AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc.

Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough.  Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.