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Headteachers berate non-stop guidance changes for England’s schools | Education

At Huntington secondary school in York this week, the headteacher, John Tomsett, thought he was just about ready for the return of year 10s. He’d spent £20,000 making the school Covid-19 secure for the wider reopening, buying 16 mobile handwashing units and 15 extra walkie-talkies to ease a complex one-in-one-out toilet system. Paul Mussell, the school premises manager, was about to be dispatched to an industrial estate in Keighley to buy up Yorkshire’s remaining supply of hazard tape to mark…

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14 Intriguing Science Worksheets & Printables – Education Article

by Haiden 413 views From the rock cycle to the solar system, there’s so much to explore about science. And while it may be one of the more complex subjects to teach, it can be one of the most rewarding when students start to see the world through a new lense. If you’re looking for activities to supplement your current lessons, you’ve come to the right place! We have hundreds of science worksheets, but these are 14 of our favorites.…

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5 YouTube Features Every Teacher Should Know How to Use – Education Article

Are you making some this summer or helping others make and publish videos this summer? If so, here are some YouTube settings that you should know and or pass along to your colleagues. Privacy and Comments Settings You can publish your videos and not allow comments to be posted under them. I use that setting all the time. You can also make your videos completely unlisted so that they don’t appear in search results. You’ll find both of those settings…

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Act now to minimise the damage to education | Letter | Education

Following the decision to slow down the return to school for most pupils, it is time for the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, and the government to admit to the critical nature of the situation and embark on a national campaign to be ready for the start of the new school year in September (Boris Johnson urged to set out recovery plan for schools in England, 9 June). I am a governor of a primary school and from the start, as…

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5 Ways to Ace Your Online Interview – Education Article

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic came the rise of virtual interviews. Here are five tips to succeed in an online interview format:  Dress to impress — especially if it’s at home No matter what the interviewer tells you beforehand, always be prepared! In the event that your phone interview turns out to be a video interview, you’ll leave a much better impression if you come dressed to impress. Plus, rumor has it, when you dress up nicer, you…

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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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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Click ‘I agree‘ to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more about how we use your data in our Privacy Centre. Once you confirm your privacy choices here, you can make changes at any time by…

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How I Use Noun Project Icons in my Class Lesson Slideshows – Education Article

This past school year I have absolutely loved the opportunity to return to the classroom teaching fifth and sixth grade digital literacy and media literacy at Casady school, and also teaching an adult Sunday school class at our church (First Presbyterian of Edmond) titled, “Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science.” In both cases, I use daily slideshows I create in Google Slides, and I share these via a shared Google Drive folder which is embedded on the Google sites I…

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Disillusioned black Oxford students unwilling to help attract others | Education

Some black students at Oxford University say they are so disillusioned by its failure to tackle racism that they no longer feel comfortable working on outreach programmes to attract others to follow in their footsteps, a leading BAME society has said. The Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS), the university’s main group representing black students, said it remained committed to widening access, but more needed to be done to foster an inclusive and anti-racist environment. “I cannot in good conscience…

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60 Colleges Will Join Forces to Tackle Racial Inequity. Here’s Their Plan. – Education Article

More than half of the 115 presidents in the California community-college system have formed a new partnership with the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, pledging action and financial commitments to diversity on their campuses. As the nation grapples with widespread outrage over the killing in police custody of George Floyd, colleges have scrambled to respond in a way that feels genuine in an emotionally charged moment. Often, their statements have been criticized as vague and empty. Shaun…

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Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer – Education Article

“The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.” – Robert John Meehan Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school. I have included my recent presentation slides and resources below to help you discover ways to inspire students and their families to experiment, code, make, build, read, and explore during their breaks. Click the headings in the slide presentation below to visit the resources. 💡Discover more…

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Reopening schools: what is happening in England? | Education

What is the latest on primary schools reopening in England? The government has done a U-turn. It began a phased reopening of schools in England last week, with primary schools opening to children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6 from 1 June, after all schools were closed from 23 March to curb the spread of coronavirus. Boris Johnson’s goal, however, was that all primary school children in England should be back in class for a month before the…

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10 Free Dot-To-Dot Worksheets and Printables – Education Article

by Haiden 183 views Finding simple and fun ways for young students to learn numbers and letters can feel like a challenge, but dot-to-dot worksheets are one of the best options!    Typically, dot-to-dot activities give students the chance to complete a fun image, like a clown or an adorable animal. They find excitment from knowing what the image should look like in the end and even more satisfaction out of making that image come to life when they connect the dots.…

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Constructivism is not a pedagogy – David Didau – Education Article

An article by Sarah Bergsen, Erik Meester, Paul Kirschner and Anna Bosman So-called ‘educational innovations’ in which the teacher assumes the role of ‘facilitator, mentor or coach’ do not appear to be very successful. Nevertheless, ‘constructivist’ ideas are still popular in education, as evidenced by the everlasting large number of minimally guided instructional practices. Sarah Bergsen, Erik Meester, Paul A. Kirschner and Anna Bosman say: “We could and should know better by now.” Constructivism is not a pedagogy Philosophers have…

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‘I don’t feel I can say no’: parents torn on sending children back to school | Schools

A fter the government’s U-turn over the full reopening of schools before September in England, parents remain divided about whether to send their children back. The Guardian spoke to some parents about their decision. ‘Obviously there is a worry, but he wants to go’ My son is supposed to be sitting his A-levels next year. I’ve got a friend whose son is at private school, and our children don’t get nearly the same experience. There are subject areas where we…

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