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In Hitchhiker's Guide, we're told that, as a child, Zaphod had been diagnosed with ‘ADHDDAAADHD (ntm) ABT' which stood for ‘Always Dreaming His Dopey Days Away, Also Attention Deficit Hyperflactulance Disorder (not to mention) A Bit Thick'. The majority of children aren't ‘thick', but in the modern world, they're incredibly distracted.
Keeping learning exciting and fresh, ThinkFun games are used by teachers in classrooms and workshops around the world. They introduce children to new concepts, as well as consolidating their existing learning in a way that’s fun.
It is never too late for knowledge. Anyone can return to school, if they want to. But, some people may be too shy to attend, especially if they find they’re too old or it’s been a long while since they were in a classroom.
Thankfully, you can now get an education online and for free. Find out what online education is all about and where are the best places to attend.
What is online education? Online education is a means to educate or provide educational information through the use of the internet, with the absence of a physical classroom and teacher.
In the DfE’s Workload Challenge 63% of teachers stated that the excessive level of detail in the tasks they were required to carry out made them burdensome. Nicky Morgan, Minister of State for Education has since announced the formation of three workload review groups covering marking, planning and data management.
Education is not an exception to the way technology has changed our lives. In fact, the proliferation of educational technology has inundated teachers with so many tools, that it makes it very difficult to choose the right ones to incorporate into their classrooms. The challenge teachers face is finding the right, slim set of tools that enhances classroom learning, rather than distracting from it. Below is an example of how teachers can use 5 tech tools as part of today’s modern classroom.
Children need to be engaged in a teaching system for early literacy skills as soon as they enter school. While most children will acquire the phonic skills, sight vocabulary and handwriting skills they need from regular class lessons, there are always a few children who just need more time.
These children really do need a few minutes a day to ensure mastery and retention of skills. The main reasons for early intervention through a system such as The Five Minute Box are:
Somehow Easter is already upon us and exam season just a short break away. So, it’s time to relax and enjoy a well earned break. Here’s 6 ideas to take your mind off the classroom, but keep you inspired and, without you even knowing it, get ready for the summer term.
Netflix is your friend - Netflix will have the usual flurry of Easter treats available towards the end of March. But, talking history, there’s two powerful documentaries set for release, India’s Daughter and Jumbo Wild, looking at cultural out-cry in two very different contexts.
Fleur Sexton, a former teacher, is joint managing director of PET-Xi, a national training provider working with hundreds of schools across the UK to deliver intensive, immersive, motivational and inspirational interventions that have a positive impact on learner progress.
Judy Verses, President of Global Enterprise and Education at Rosetta Stone, has tips on how women can succeed in today’s global marketplace. “There are more opportunities for women in the workplace today than ever before. Staying ahead of the game is key to success and preparing for the role you’ll play in achieving business goals is critical,” said Verses. Please find below some of her top tips on how women can succeed in today’s global business environment:
Harriet and Hannah have been named as the next Senior School Head Girls at St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester. They take over duties from current Head Girls Megan and Emma and will be serving until the start of the Summer Term 2017. Year 10 pupils Harriet and Hannah will begin to shadow Megan and Emma straightaway by taking a lead at the school’s open days.
There are many ways for a person to make a living in the United States, with any level of education or skill. But statistics do show that a person with a four year college degree (a Bachelor’s degree) will earn, on average, nearly $22,000 a year more than a person with only a high school diploma (Farnen, n.d.).
Over a lifetime this can come out to more than a 1.1 million dollar difference! Of course, earning a college degree is challenging and expensive.
Online learning gives you limitless possibilities. It offers great opportunities beyond the four-walled classroom and allows you to learn through a different medium, which is the Internet.
Online learning lets you meet and interact with different people, review for exams, complete assigned tasks at your own time and pace. But before you submit yourself in an online course, here are five things you need to know and understand about online learning.
A basic understanding of scientific concepts, processes, and ways of thinking is critical for students to succeed in the world of today and tomorrow. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2014 report on the results of the international PISA 2012 science assessment, “An understanding of science and technology is central to a young person’s preparedness for life in modern society.”
Why stretching primary education’s resources can’t continue. In wake of the recent deadline for primary school applications, teachers and parents alike have been expressing concern. The dwindling number of school places, the increasing size of classes and the continued budget cuts that are stretching resources to breaking point are all important factors which limit our teachers’ ability to provide the proper safeguarding for vulnerable children.
Rob Taylor, a maths teacher at The de Ferrers Academy, Staffordshire, explains how Showbie’s audio feedback feature, has increased his students’ progress. Showbie is the classroom management app designed to digitally issue assignments, monitor progress and provide feedback on student tasks or homework.
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