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Martin Burrett

5 things learnt in 5 years of teaching by @Mr_Gillett - 0 views

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    "Maybe it is something to do with starting something new, but when I started thinking about my new role as Head of Science, I thought I should write a blog. This led me to re-discover the blog I had wanted to start before starting teaching. Unsurprisingly, I failed to keep going with the blog during the first chaotic years of teaching, but now I think it will be really useful and so I am going to stick with it this time! Since the previous post was 5 years ago, I thought I would start with a very general blog about five of the big lessons I have learnt since starting teaching."
Martin Burrett

Study links relationship between teacher burnout and student motivation - 9 views

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    "Teacher burnout is regarded as a serious problem in school settings. To date, studies on teachers' stress and burnout have largely centred on teachers' own characteristics, socialisation, and behaviours, but few have explored the connection between teachers' burnout and students' motivation via their own perceptions of teachers' behaviour and emotional well-being."
Martin Burrett

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades - 7 views

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    "Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today's youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents. A new study explored this issue by examining how often teens in recent years (compared to teens in previous decades) engaged in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or having sex. The study found that today's adolescents are less likely than their predecessors to take part in activities typically undertaken by adults."
Martin Burrett

Anxiety by @sheep2763 - 13 views

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    "These children are not trying to be awkward, they would love to walk into a classroom, sit down listen, not worry who is near them, not panic when there is a different teacher, not care if someone sees them hang their coat up. Sometimes they can get into the school but not into the classroom. Sometimes they can get out of the house but not through the school gates. Professionals saying, "Just tell them they are going," is brilliant in theory but, even with an 8-year-old, sometimes impossible in practice."
Martin Burrett

13 Science Experiments by @ICTmagic - 24 views

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    "A set of 13 fun science experiments that you can do in your classroom with easily available materials."
Martin Burrett

5 Tips for Improving Engagement with 21st Century Parents - 18 views

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    "A number of challenges stand between schools and effective, valuable engagement with parents Schools can improve parental engagement by revolutionising the way they communicate with families via a cost effective app."
Martin Burrett

UKEdChat Magazine - Issue 46 - 14 views

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    Free and open magazine for educators
Martin Burrett

UKEdChat Magazine - Issue 46 [Early Access] - 2 views

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    UKEdChat Patrons get early access to the latest UKEdChat magazine.
Martin Burrett

Genius Hour Projects: Not just for Primary Schools by @hecticteacher - 22 views

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    "Genius Hour: From discussions with Primary school teacher friends of mine it was pointed out that something happened in Year 7 that changed students from the risk taking and independent learners that they were in Year 6 into passive learners by the end of Year 7. I had noticed the same thing with my own niece as she transitioned from primary to secondary, so I started to think about what was causing it. The more I looked the more I noticed that in secondary there is very little opportunity for students to make choices or take ownership of their learning and I wanted to change this."
Martin Burrett

Reading to therapy dogs improves literacy attitudes in second-grade students - 7 views

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    "Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an after-school program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading, according to researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University. Their research appears online in advance of print in the Early Childhood Education Journal.

    Reading skills are often associated with improved academic performance and positive attitudes about school in children. Researchers wanted to learn if animal-assisted intervention in the form of reading aloud to dogs in a classroom setting could contribute to improved skills and attitudes."
Martin Burrett

Storytime a 'turbocharger' for a child's brain - 10 views

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    "Storytime: While reading to children has many benefits, simply speaking the words aloud may not be enough to improve cognitive development in preschoolers.

    A new international study, published in the journal PLOS ONE and led by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, shows that engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive "boost.""
Martin Burrett

Bouncy Balls - 29 views

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    "Want a new way to moderate the volume in your class? Tell them not to make the balls bounce with this great resource. There are new modes including bubbles, and emojis."
Martin Burrett

Good, Great, Fantastic… by @keeponteeping - 20 views

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    "I was introduced to the Good/Great/Awesome techniques in some TEEP training in November last year. I immediately placed it in my "to-do right away" pile. As an intrinsically positive person, and teacher, who always strives to build students' self esteem and promote the growth mindset in all who pass through my classroom; I found the idea of offering 3 levels of positivity much more appealing that the previous wording.

    I implemented this strategy quickly and personally added in an overarching learning objective, so students could see each stage of G/G/F as building blocks. I coloured coded them, as is common, and occasionally colour coordinate to grades or tasks."
Martin Burrett

Book review- When the adults change, everything changes by @pivotalpaul - 8 views

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    "Even with 'expert' advice from consultants, self-proclaimed gurus, or politicians, managing behaviour in secondary schools is an art within itself. Different personalities, socio-economic conditions and expectations are all unique to each individual setting so no one slant on how to manage behaviour will suit all schools. Yet the role of pastoral care in many schools has evidently been diminished with the focus turning towards academic achievement in high stakes exam results, with pupils being reduced to 'units of progress'. This is not only a UK shift in focus, with many jurisdictions around the world following a similar pattern."
Martin Burrett

@Digicoled's Digest - Computing, for all? - 3 views

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    "Evidence gathered from The Royal Society showed that "pedagogies for computing in schools remain less developed than those for other subjects", and that "the provision of the subject at GCSE was sporadic". Recommendations from the report suggest a push to realise the ambition of recent curriculum and qualifications reforms, to improve gender balance in computing, and ensure there is a strong supply of computing teachers entering the profession."
Martin Burrett

Patronage For Teachers - 3 views

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    "Schools achieve amazing things everyday, especially when educators and students have the right resources and experience. However, with funding at chronically low levels in many education systems around the world, schools are looking for innovative ways to invest more funds into the classroom, beyond simply asking parents to make up the shortfall. 
    The idea of patronage for scholars and artisans by philanthropists is nothing new and has its roots in the ancient past."
Martin Burrett

Map of Educators on Twitter - 17 views

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    An internation map of educators on Twitter. Browse educators to follow and add yourself
Martin Burrett

Video: Martin Burrett - 10 views

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    "here is @ICTmagic sharing EdTech tools to use in the classroom."
Martin Burrett

The UKEd Podcast - Episode 14 - @StarbuckEdu - Play & EYFS - 3 views

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    "Hosted by @digicoled, this episode we release the audio of one of the presentations from the UKEdChat Online Conference. James Starbucks shares his thoughts, philosophies and passion for play-based learning, especially for young children developing their lives. You can see James' full video presentation, and others, from the conference replay page at ukedchat.com/conference/2017-conference-replays/ which also explains how you can access by becoming a Patron of UKEdChat."
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