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Addicted: How the Internet Poisons Student Behaviour

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Addicted
I can still see him clearly in my mind. He would come into math class looking like a zombie. His ability to produce any kind of results were practically nil. I eventually found out that he was trading precious hours of sleep to be on social media and Skype. His addicted routine saw him using the internet until 4...

The Top 50 Teacher Websites of 2018

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As usual this time of year, we compile and publish the list of the Top 50 Teacher Websites of the year. We comb the web and out of the numerous websites worldwide focusing on education policies, teaching practices, methodology, or educational technology, we find the ones that manage to stand out from the rest, the ones with the biggest...

How Community Service Helps Boost Student Success

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student success
School is about more than assignments and grades. One of the biggest pillars of student success and education is about learning how to function in a community. Investing in and helping out that community can set them up for success beyond the classroom, too. There are countless reasons why community service is important for student success. These are just a...

Teaching Strategies That Bring Amazing Results

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What works best in education? It’s surprising just how many people think they know the answer to this question. Education is a unique industry. Almost everyone has experienced teaching strategies in some way, whether that be as a student or a teacher. It is true, everyone has an opinion, but at the end of the day, whether it is coming...

Professional Development Goals for Successful Teachers

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Professional Development Goals for Teachers
As teachers we are expected to engage in professional development to better our skills and better serve the changing needs of students. How does that shape our personal professional development goals exactly, and how does it feel being on either end of this process? As a teacher I have been lucky enough to receive some great training and also train teachers...

Educational Goals: How to Catapult Learner Autonomy

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educational goals
They arrive, all shiny-eyed and excited, pens and pencils in hand, willing and eager to dive into a new learning adventure. Then, a few weeks or months go by, and the shine wears off. Suddenly you don’t seem so exciting to them anymore, and lessons have become just another routine. What happened? Well, there could be several variables at play here,...

Virtual Reality in Education

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Virtual Reality in Education
Virtual reality has seeped into almost all fields and education is not lagging behind. More and more countries are integrating virtual reality into their education systems as the preferred learning medium, as they see clear benefits. There is a huge difference between remembering what you read or hear, to what you see. With virtual reality, you are learning as the...

Fighting Poverty Through Education [The No Barriers Foundation]

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Fighting poverty through education
'250 million children worldwide can't read. We're on a mission to change that.'   If you visit the No Barriers Foundation website, you will come across this disheartening statistic. You will also meet a bunch of enthusiastic young people who have decided to actually do something about it. Working towards the goal of fighting poverty through education, The No Barriers Foundation...

GCSE Intervention Strategies [For Superb Results]

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GCSE Intervention Strategies
It’s that time of year again- the Christmas trees have been taken down, the pine needles have been swept up and the snow has all but disappeared. And, of course, Year 11 will be soon sitting their mock GCSE exams and every classroom teacher will be dreading the onslaught of marking that is teetering on the...

Building Active Listening Skills in the Classroom [5 Amazing Ways]

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Building Active Listening Skills
The importance of oracy skills is undoubtable. From the early years through to university level and, of course, out in the workforce, the ability to speak clearly, fluently and confidently is undoubtedly vital. But sometimes in the quest to build speaking skills we overlook the other, equally important component of spoken language: listening skills. We will now focus on the...