Blam! Dennis the Menace and Roger the Dodger to teach British pupils about money | Business

Dennis the Menace and the Bash Street Kids could soon be teaching primary children how to manage their pocket money, thanks to an educational tie-up involving the Bank of England and Beano comics. A 12-lesson course on financial literacy, called Money and Me, will be introduced to English, Scottish and Welsh school curriculums from July, teaching children between the ages of five and 11 the basics of money and how the economy works. The lessons, a collaboration between the Beano,…

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The Best Books for Middle School According to My Students 2020 – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I didn’t want to let a global pandemic stand in the way of gathering the titles of the amazing books my 7th graders loved this year. This is the fifth year that my students have gathered what they deem the very best books that they read this year and shared their recommendations with the world. As always we have favorites that seem to pop up every year, but this year we also had a lot of new titles join the…

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Margaret Meek Spencer obituary | Literacy

Margaret Meek Spencer, who has died aged 95, had a significant impact on the teaching of reading, and her books on the subject are still among the most influential in the field. She presented learning to read as a complex enterprise with meaning as both the guide and the reward. Against the dominant view that successful reading teaching was a matter of marching children through schemes and training them to answer dull comprehension questions, Margaret maintained that the basics of…

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3 EdTech Tools for Interactive Teaching and Learning – Education Article

What does interactive teaching and learning look like? I was so excited to finally meet the Merrills earlier this year. They have a fantastic book with interactive teaching and learning strategies that are perfect for both inside and outside of the classroom. Authors Kristin and Joe Merrill have a combined 19 years of teaching experience. They collaborate to create with one common goal in mind — to create learning experiences for students that are interACTIVE. As we explore ways to…

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Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding – Education Article

This spring, the creators of a special guide reached out to me. Their popular resource for students has millions of copies in print. I’m excited to share it with you in today’s blog post. Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook is a study guide for middle schoolers. You can now grab a copy of this new book in paperback or eBook. Computer Science Study Guide Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in…

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‘Ghostwriter’ trailer and interactive reading challenge – Education Article

All-New Episodes of Parents’ Choice Gold Award-Winning Series,Written and Directed By Academy Award-Winning and DGA Nominated, Luke Matheny,Now Streaming Globally on Apple TV+ Read the ‘Ghostwriter’ Books for Free HERE Timed to today’s debut of six all-new episodes, Apple TV+ announced the new official trailer from the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning series “Ghostwriter” and shared details about the “Ghostwriter” Reading Challenge, an initiative launching this week which encourages children and parents to read along together with the series during…

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Classroom Technology Tips: A New Quick Reference Guide – Easy EdTech Podcast 059 – Education Article

In this episode, I share my new quick reference guide full of classroom technology tips. You’ll also hear about five EdTech essentials and strategies that work for classroom learning and learning outside of the classroom. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Classroom Technology Tips So let’s make this EdTech easy… Focus in on one EdTech essential Determine your “tasks before apps” goal Review the tips and strategies in the guide (or a favorite blog post) Design a…

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‘Let your kids get bored’: emergency advice from teachers on schooling at home | Education

School may have closed for the foreseeable future, and all exams cancelled, but children still need to be educated and entertained – as well as reassured. Many schools plan to send work home and there are lots of free resources available via online platforms such as BBC Teach. But meanwhile, how do you even start home learning when this is all so new? We asked teachers for their emergency advice. Parents of primary children Prioritise your child’s wellbeing “Great learning…

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Auditing Your Read Aloud – A Whole School Conversation – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

In 2010, I created a project called The Global Read Aloud, for the past 11 years I have been the driving force behind this global literacy initiative. For 11 years, I have asked educators to recommend books for us to read aloud on a global scale. To suggest books they feel would make for an incredible connection around the world. That will inspire students to learn more about others. That will inspire students to learn more about themselves. That will…

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6 Great Books for Spring Break – Education Article

Time to Read and Relax! Teachers! Spring break is just ahead, we promise. In celebration of this momentous occasion, we’d like to offer our reading recommendations for your consideration as you:  1) Visit the restroom any time you want.  2) Drink coffee in your PJ’s (all day long if you so choose).  3) Grade nothing and create zero lesson plans.   4) Binge watch your favorite shows.  5) Rest, rejuvenate and relax, oh, and of course read! 

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Simon Norton obituary | Education

Simon Norton, who has died of a heart attack aged 66, was a world-class mathematician sometimes mistaken for a homeless man. In the late 1960s he represented Britain at the International Mathematical Olympiads three times, scoring the top grade each time, once with 100%, another time with 99%, and winning a special prize for the elegance of his solutions. What made his work beautiful was not its complexity but its simplicity. Without drafts or false starts, he laid down his…

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A High Five For All Of Us – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I’m on the road again. February seems to have been a long list of travel. Of packing up the suitcase and saying goodbye to those at home, to the kids in my classroom. Sometimes that is the reality of what I do. It is hard, but worth it. This week has been one filled with the worry that you get when one of your own children is sick. When they are up for hours at night with a fever so…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Yesterday morning I listened to a fantastic World Affairs (@world_affairs) podcast interview with UC Irvine professor, historian, and author Jeff Wasserstrom (@jwassers) by MaryKay Magistad (@MaryKayMagistad). Dr. Wasserstrom is the author of “Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink” from February 2020, which was also the title of the interview from February 5, 2020. Dr. Wasserstrom also published “China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs To Know” in 2013. When I shared a link via Twitter to this recent World…

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David Gribble obituary | Education

My husband, David Gribble, who has died aged 87, was for many years a language teacher at Dartington Hall, Devon, a progressive boarding school, where he was a strong advocate of student-centred learning. He wrote several books on his philosophy of teaching, which was that “for most children progressive methods of education work better than conventional ones”. His published works included Real Education: Varieties of Freedom (1998), Lifelines (2004) and Children Don’t Start Wars (2010). Sadly for David, after almost…

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Ways to Support Student Writers With & Without Technology – Education Article

There are so many ways to support student writers in your classroom. Whether you’re working with first graders or first-year high school students, there are strategies that support students — both with and without technology. In this blog post, I’m so excited to share some actionable strategies for classrooms looking to balance digital tools with “analog” experiences. A few years ago, I met Michele Haiken at an EdCamp in New York. We connected earlier this year again at the FETC…

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