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Nigel Coutts

AAMT Why Maths? - Inspiration beyond the classroom - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    This week I spent three days in Brisbane attending the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers' national conference. The theme of the conference was "Why Maths?" and along with 500 other mathematicians, we looked to find inspiring answers to this provocative question beyond the classroom. Here are my key takeaways from this event. 
Nigel Coutts

Reflections from The Future of Education Conference - The Learner's Way - 8 views

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    The Future of Education is a topic often discussed, and at the recent gathering of educators in Florence, it was the title and theme for the conference. Now in its ninth year, The Future of Education is an international conference that attracts educators from around the world and across all domains touched by education. The conference is an inspiring two days of discussion and sharing, with the city of Florence, the centre of the Renaissance, providing a constant reminder of what might be possible when creativity and critical thinking combine. Here are my key takeaways from this event.
Andreas Kalt

Dollar Street - 7 views

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Martin Burrett

Top 10 Perks of Teaching, according to the #UKEdChat community - 6 views

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    "Despite many challenges and pressures facing the teaching profession, taking a moment to step back an appreciate some of the positives can make you appreciate the joys to behold within the classroom. As part of a #UKEdChat discussion, teachers from around the UK shared the best perks of the job, which we have summarised here to help other colleagues reflect upon. We're not really in it for the perks, are we?"
Martin Burrett

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds do less vigorous physical activity - 2 views

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    "Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower levels of vigorous physical activity, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. The patterns mirror inequalities seen in levels of childhood obesity, suggesting a need for a greater focus on the promotion of vigorous physical activity, particularly for those children from more disadvantaged backgrounds."
Nigel Coutts

A New Renaissance - The Future of Education — The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    This week I am in Florence having spent two days at "The Future of Education" conference. Visiting this city, which has played such a significant role in western history, is inspiring. It encourages one to not only look back at what was, but also to look ahead at what might be, especially when the t
Siri Anderson

Screenings | Love Them First | Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary - 8 views

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    Add this to your list of must see shows this fall. I attended a screening and one of the teachers who is in the film noted that the title of the film should more appropriately be, "love them, relentlessly." It is truly inspiring.
Martin Burrett

Running an Extra Curricular Activity (Why, What and How) by @richardjarogers - UKEdChat - 3 views

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    "My teenage years were brilliant, and one of the reasons for this is that I was involved in so many active clubs and hobbies. I was an army cadet, I did karate and I even tried hockey and acting for a short while. The Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) I did as a kid shaped my character more than my lessons in school. I can say that with conviction. In my ECAs, I made new and lasting friendships and learnt cool skills (such as how to start a fire with potassium permanganate, and how to disarm an attacker with a pistol)."
Martin Burrett

Researchers claim that educational success among children of similar cognitive ability ... - 8 views

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    "Children of similar cognitive ability have very different chances of educational success; it still depends on their parents' economic, socio-cultural and educational resources. This contradicts a commonly held view that these days that our education system has developed enough to give everyone a fighting chance. The researchers, led by Dr. Erzsébet Bukodi from Oxford's Department of Social Policy and Intervention, looked at data from cohorts of children born in three decades: 1950s, 1970s and 1990s. They found significant evidence of a wastage of talent. Individuals with high levels of cognitive ability but who are disadvantaged in their social origins are persistently unable to translate their ability into educational attainment to the same extent as their more advantaged counterparts."
Siri Anderson

Freedom Schools Curriculum - 13 views

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    "The SECONDARY SET OF QUESTIONS is: 1. What does the majority culture have that we want? 2. What does the majority culture have that we don't want? 3. What do we have that we want to keep"
Nigel Coutts

How might we prepare our students for an unknown future? - The Learner's Way - 7 views

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    How might we prepare our students for an unknown future? If we accept that we are living in times of rapid change and that the world our children will inhabit is likely to be very different from the world of today, or perhaps more importantly, different from the work our current education system was designed to serve, what should we do to ensure our children are able to thrive?
Martin Burrett

Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests - 1 views

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    "Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests. Based on results from more than 2000 primary-age schoolchildren from across London, the researchers found that walking or cycling to school is a strong predictor of obesity levels, a result which was consistent across neighbourhoods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The results are reported in the journal BMC Public Health."
Martin Burrett

Ofsted's new inspection arrangements to focus on curriculum, behaviour and development - 2 views

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    "From September 2019, Ofsted will refocus inspections of schools in England, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to make sure that learners are receiving a high-quality education that puts them on a path to future success. Ofsted inspectors will spend less time looking at exam results and test data, and more time considering how a nursery, school, college or other education provider has achieved their results. That is, whether they are the outcome of a broad, rich curriculum and real learning, or of teaching to the test and exam cramming."
Nigel Coutts

Becoming a reflective practitioner - The Learner's Way - 16 views

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    There are particular behaviours and a mindset that accompanies effective reflective practice. Understanding and applying these allows us to become reflective practitioners.
Siri Anderson

Xperitas Mission, Vision & History | Xperitas - 7 views

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    Lovely non-profit that facilitates genuine intercultural experiences for students/teachers. Less bells and whistles than the for-profit competition, but better experiences overall. Worth checking out.
Siri Anderson

Owl Together by Rose Abernathy - 10 views

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    Multiplayer online game posing the spotted and barred owls against one another in territory acquisition as a means to teach about biospheres and global warming. Brilliant idea. I don't have anyone to play with so not sure how it works.
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