How To Prevent Common Distractions To Learning (guest post)

Learning how to prevent common distractions to learning is becoming increasingly vital. The modern student is plagued by outside interests and pressures. This is true at every age, given the popularity of hand-held, mobile devices and the massive amounts of time that people spend online or engaging in naturally distracting activities. The human mind is becoming accustomed to small doses […]

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Wise After the Event!

Hindsight is a wonderful thing apart from when it makes you feel a bit daft. You know those times when something happens and you think ‘Yes, I should have thought of that!’. Well that has happened over at 100WC.net.  As you will know if you visit, we showcase some entries each week as a way of providing even more kudos […]

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#UKEdChat Homework – 22.09.11

The inspiration for this week’s #UkEdChat topic came from David Didau better known as @learningspy. His post ‘Differentiation:To Do or Not To Do’ caused quite a stir. I got involved within the comments and as I was down to host the #UKEdChat session on Thursday 22nd September, I thought it an ideal opportunity to widen the debate further. Differentiation is […]

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Not All Questions Are Good Ones!

As teachers we are always hoping for questioning pupils. We want them to ask questions, to engage with the lesson and then move their learning on. However, in this post Edna Sackson highlights some questions we’d prefer not to hear! Curiosity is the key to learning. If you read this blog, you know how much I value a culture of questioning and thinking. But there are […]

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Parent Matters #2 – Homework

This occasional series is for teachers and parents exploring areas of concern that parents have about all matters educational. HOMEWORK! This word can send shivers down the spines of children, parents and teachers. It is one topic that is never far from the top of agendas for schools and can cause major ructions in homes. The reason for bringing it […]

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100 Word Challenge – Week #10

Well the spider certainly produced some scary, creative writing! It was a sculpture that was part of Liverpool’s Biennial in 2008 and was created by the artist Ai WeiWei. At night, the web & spider were lit up with neon lights!You can see it here As usual, it was very difficult selecting pieces for the showcase. Many stories were very different. Here […]

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Resource Centre – Week #16

Well done everyone who linked in Week #15 ! Again we had some unusual ideas including a wind sock from Learning Ideas Grades K-8 and how to show place value using paper clips from Sarah at Confessions of an Untenured Teacher Now that we have got all those bank holidays over (well part from the last of the academic year) it is […]

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