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Martin Burrett

UKED Magazine - February 2016 - 3 views

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    Open source online education magazine. This month's theme is home/school communication and collaboration
Ted Sakshaug

Mini Wave Model - 3 views

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    making a wave model
Ted Sakshaug

Giant Wave Model! - 1 views

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    Why hello there, I didn't see you waving! With your new gargantuan wave model, you'll never have to miss a wave again. Transverse, interference, standing waves, nodes, this lovely science giant has got it all. Put it up in a classroom, at a homemade science museum, or to wow your auntie at the next family reunion. Let's model! What: Giant Wave ModelConcepts: waves, transverse waves, interference, nodes, periods, amplitude, particle motionTime to make: ~2 hoursCost: $15 not using wooden balls, another 40 withFun: foreverMaterials:Cord (about 40 ft)Big straws (40 or so)Wooden dowels (we started with 5 x 4' sections of 3/4" dowels)Weights for ends (we used 1.5" craft wood balls)2 Carabiners (optional, good for mounting) Tools:DrillScissorsSome needle tool (to help push string through holes)Onwards! Thank you to noahw and Robb for being excellent wave model models. :)
Martin Burrett

Exit Ticket Emoji - 8 views

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    End of lesson task to allow pupils to reflect on how the lesson went via the medium of Emoji. Idea adapted from Twitter.
helen castanedo

8 Living Artists Every Educator Should Know | Edutopia - 3 views

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    "Sara Zen Master Holland"
Vicki Davis

You're Gonna Hear Me Roar: Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Starting class and getting over your "stage fright."
Vicki Davis

Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect | EdSurge News - 2 views

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    Student privacy - SOPIPA and the Privacy pledge
Martin Burrett

Challenging students by @ncjbrown - 0 views

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    As far as my work as a teacher and teacher trainer is concerned, I believe in challenging students and having high expectations of everyone in the classroom. This is coupled with appropriate support and guidance, which is then differentiated to meet pupils' and students' needs. To support my learners I provide relevant and specific praise and feedback, engaging and interesting tasks and activities, sound guidelines and instructions, solid question and answer sessions and clear, practical examples or modelling.
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    2) Alfie Kohn "In fact, there isn't even a positive correlation between, on the one hand, having younger children do some homework (vs. none), or more (vs. less), and, on the other hand, any measure of achievement. If we're making 12-year-olds, much less five-year-olds, do homework, it's either because we're misinformed about what the evidence says or because we think kids ought to have to do homework despite what the evidence says." Homework: An Unnecessary Evil? ... Findings from New Research
    3) Tyler Cowen believed education can create potentially valuable workers by helping them improve their value by using smart machines and that these two are stronger complements than ever. Students may not be able to calculate like computers but we can teach students to be better readers of character and emotion and to be the best interpreters of the masses of information provided by the behavioral sciences and big data. Not all students need to do programming but they need to easily make the most of technology. He sees educators as motivators and online managers rather than as a professor. From Average is Over, 2013 by Tyler Cower
    Could a majority on workers hurt by Geekability add to A. Greenspan's fear of unrest?
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Teachers to be judged by pupils times tables tests - UKEdChat.com - 5 views

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    Every pupil in England will be expected to have memorised their times tables before leaving primary school, under new government plans, reports the BBC.

    These will also see new tests of multiplication skills at the age of 11.

    The checks will be pi…
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    1) Peter Drucker believed "Students Should Have Studied What They Do Well" "Delivering literacy--even on the high level appropriate to a knowledge society--will be an easier task than giving students the capacity and the knowledge to keep on learning, and the desire to do it."... "All it requires is to make learners achieve. All it requires is to focus on the strengths and talents of learners so that they excel in whatever it is they do well." But schools do not do it. They focus instead on a learner's weaknesses." The New Realities pages 236 and 237. Peter thinks that student who do poorly with math should not be let anywhere near algebra. This should make students happier but remember algebra teachers need jobs.
Walter Antoniotti

Education Axioms - 5 views

http://www.textbooksfree.org/Education%20Axioms%20and%20Postulates.htm Any thoughts?

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started by Walter Antoniotti on 03 Jan 16 no follow-up yet
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UKEdMag: Developing EAL in RE by @mrscarrierRE - UKEdChat.com - 2 views

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    I shudder, thinking back to my differentiation for EAL students at the start. I Google translated the whole PowerPoint, brimming with pride at my achievement. It was sadly, as the kids would say, an epic fail. It didn't make sense. The students were…
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Reasons why teachers leave the profession & what they do next - UKEdChat.com - 4 views

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    Workload and Bullying Main Reasons for Teachers Leaving the Profession

    A survey and interviews commissioned by UKEdChat.Com has revealed the main reasons why teachers are leaving the profession, and the careers they move onto once they have made th…
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Make 2016 the year you get the 'balance' right….by @FloraBarton - UKEdChat.com - 4 views

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    So, I have been asked by a few people to provide a further update to the 'worklife balance' issue.  As many of you will now know, when I started my first headship (the one I'm currently in) just over two years ago, I started my first Inset day by te…
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UKEdMag: Different Worlds - UKEdChat.com - 2 views

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    ALL teaching is very demanding & time consuming, but the challenges of a primary teacher and a secondary teacher very different. This tongue-in-cheek article celebrating the different cultures of primary and secondary schools, and celebrates the dif…
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The dangers of encouraging dominance in debate by @viewthrudifeyes - UKEdChat.com - 2 views

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    As a teacher, how do you react when one student (or a small minority) dominate discussion and class debate? Do you step in to include the rest of the group or just let the one-sided rhetoric run its natural course? If you intervene, what is the usua…
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Anti-minotaur: The myth of student progress by @mistershankly75 - UKEdChat.com - 1 views

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    This term I have mostly been getting myself in a pickle about measuring student progress. I want to do it with integrity, reliability and validity but I wonder whether all three of these are possible. When considering student progress, I have been i…
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