Challenge Africa | Xris32

Challenge Africa | Xris32

In the 90s, there was a show that I watched with my parents. Challenge Anneke. The premise of the show was simple. Anneke Rice had two build, fix or renovate something in a short space of time. The show tugged on the heartstrings and featured a car I always wanted, which fitted inside in a lorry like some kind of Transformer.
Anyway, I am looking to do a similar challenge. A colleague of mine is visiting schools in South Africa to help them build and improve schools. I think it is a fantastic opportunity. So far, as a school, we have donated textbooks and resources. But, they need something…

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Why I love… Building Effective Relationships | susansenglish

Why I love… Building Effective Relationships | susansenglish

Warning this is an anecdotal and reflective blog post, which I hope highlights my belief that relationships are one of the keys to ensuring students will learn and that leadership can be trust based.
Student – Teacher

When my Y11 left last year (2017) I was given a little necklace from Egg. Egg was my nickname for one of my Y11 students. Egg: because she used to come into my class with her hoodie tied up so tight around her face that it made her look like an egg. The nickname stuck. My class knew who I meant when I said (early on in Y10 Egg can you… etc.) She even signed all her work Egg….

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Lessons learned from primary colleagues | wootton999

Lessons learned from primary colleagues | wootton999

This morning I spent three hours with some Year 6 colleagues from one of our feeders. It was really good.

They had some current Y6 books, and I took some current Y7 books to show the next steps, and I took some current Y11 books to show the end goal. We had a general conversation around the expectations and types of tasks.

The reading side of stuff is all very good news, with some minor tweaks. They do a lot of short-form response work, and a lot of that is focused on retrieval and inference (old AF2 and AF3). That means I can expect – from day one in Y7 – students to be able to retrieve,…

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Lessons learned from primary colleagues | wootton999

Lessons learned from primary colleagues | wootton999

This morning I spent three hours with some Year 6 colleagues from one of our feeders. It was really good.

They had some current Y6 books, and I took some current Y7 books to show the next steps, and I took some current Y11 books to show the end goal. We had a general conversation around the expectations and types of tasks.

The reading side of stuff is all very good news, with some minor tweaks. They do a lot of short-form response work, and a lot of that is focused on retrieval and inference (old AF2 and AF3). That means I can expect – from day one in Y7 – students to be able to retrieve,…

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Investigating Language – ideas for projects | Dan

Investigating Language – ideas for projects | Dan

As I’m currently holed up in my marking bunker with only a red pen, a bag of Monster Munch and a 2L bottle of Diet Coke, I’ve not got time for a full blog post on the NEA Language Investigation, but here’s a thread on Twitter where teachers talk about some of their favourite and most interesting NEA projects of recent years. See what you think.

Thanks to everyone for the excellent ideas in this thread. This would be a brilliant starting point for anyone thinking about #EngLang NEA investigations this year. https://t.co/ZMhm7ace1k— EngLangBlog (@EngLangBlog) July 6, 2018

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Win , or lose, do it with dignity | kennypieper

Win , or lose, do it with dignity | kennypieper

Okay. So this is is not so much about education but it’s definitely about my own learning.

With England about to play in a World Cup semi-final and with a realistic chance of winning the whole thing, there something slightly unsettling about the experience. Not that I wish the team ill will but, and I know this will be controversial, my experience of sporting success for England is that it comes, unavoidably, with a certain amount of jingoistic destruction and celebratory chaos which renders the event slightly tainted. I do hope that can be avoided this time. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t…

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Building Self-Belief in the Classroom | christinethomas

Building Self-Belief in the Classroom | christinethomas

 

Building self-belief in our young people is an essential element of their education.  I recently received a thank you card from a Year 11 student who said “In such a short time period you have been amazing, thank you so much for helping me and being so kind. Apart from [being a] brilliant teacher, you have made us all laugh and become better people.” It is always reaffirming as a teacher to receive such a positive and sincere message. As teachers our key focus must always be to raise the self-belief of our students.
Why I was back in the classroom…

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