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UKEd Update - 20th February 2018 - 0 views

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    All the education news, articles, teaching resources you need today, plus the best of edu Twitter.
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What Should Teachers Actually Mark? by @RichardJARogers - 0 views

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    "As teachers, we are messing up our schedules and creating added stress because we do not ruthlessly prioritise enough. It's absolutely essential.

    All marking is important: every student must receive feedback and acknowledgement for their efforts. However, you may have to give your exam-preparation classes greater quality feedback that your younger classes at certain points in the year. You may also have to give it back in a more swift and timely manner too (e.g. when you've just finished the mock exams, or when you've had an end-of-unit test)."
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UKEdMag: Joined at the strip by @mrlockyer - 4 views

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    "Have you ever had a class who are ready to work, have fantastic ideas, know the basic structure of a paragraph or story, yet seem to falter when actually writing? How about those children that freeze at the sight of a blank page of lines to fill? You must have taught one or two children who start a story well, then drift off into a tangent even they can't pick themselves back from.

    Structure Strips can help to solve all of these regular challenges for teachers, at the crucial stage of children demonstrating what they know and demonstrating this on the page."
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UKEd Update - 19th February 2018 - 1 views

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    All the education news, articles, teaching resources you need today.
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Metacognition & the Growth Mindset by Rebecca Tusingham - 10 views

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    "Metacognition or 'thinking about thinking', as I like to call it, forms the basis of the Growth Mindset theory. As a society we seem to have moved away from the truth that no matter what your starting point you can always make a huge amount of progress if you apply the right kind of effort over time. Struggle is a natural part of learning, take a shortcut and you don't learn as much; why then do we equate struggle with failure?"
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Getting creative with our learning spaces - The Learner's Way - 11 views

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    Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with expansive classrooms which can readily accommodate a diversity of learning zones. The challenge becomes one of creatively using the space and furnishings you have to create flexible spaces.
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Cell Structure - 17 views

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    "Discover and explore the micro world of cells with this well design flash resource. Browse interactive diagrams of various types of living cells and try the quiz to test your knowledge."
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Educators to Follow on Twitter 2018 - 12 views

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    As choose by the Teachers of the UKEdChat community
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Book: How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher by @HeadTeachDunn - 6 views

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    "With so many expectations, requirements and scrutiny of primary school teachers, it is easy to become formulaic in your practice. This is a shame, as the initial enthusiasm for the job gets waned, and giving young students the opportunity to shine becomes less focused on whole-child development. However, to become an outstanding teacher demands consistency, focus and dedication. Outstanding teachers are always on the lookout for new ideas, but sometimes the tried-and-tested classroom activities and techniques can offer a strong system to help your pupils shine, despite curriculum restraints imposed."
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Teaching vs. Everything Else - 11 views

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    "Teaching, if you let it, will take over your life. Too many of us can think of times when family were put into second place behind our teaching commitments, not to mention our health, diet and sleep. Despite all the talk of wellbeing, a culture of 'look how hard I work' pervades our profession. Not surprising when this is often encouraged and rewarded. In this UKEdChat we will discuss the merits and pitfalls of navigating this difficult balance and, together, find some solutions."
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PlayInsure.com - Texas Department of Insurance - 1 views

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    Learn more about Texas homeowner & auto insurance coverage through this game-based site. Teacher's guide on site.
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Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates - 4 views

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    "Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.

    Dubbed the 'gender equality paradox', the research found that countries such as Albania and Algeria have a greater percentage of women amongst their STEM graduates than countries lauded for their high levels of gender equality, such as Finland, Norway or Sweden."
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Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assessment - 52 views

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    Teachers post topics and then students are able to respond with a short video clip. Students can then view and comment on responses (moderated by teacher). Free and paid versions.
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Marking: Why, What and How? by @RichardJARogers - 13 views

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    "As a PGCE Student going through two school placements in North Wales back in 2005, I found it hard to keep up with daily admin. Just planning lessons and trying to deliver stimulating content and keeping the students engaged throughout, was challenging enough. Marking: I dreaded it, and found it almost impossible to fit it into my weekly regimen of teaching, planning and completing assignments for university."
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