Author Archives: K Long

Master The Art Of Confidence With These 5 Tips⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t have a crisis of confidence once in a while, but when our lack of confidence influences our decisions or judgements or prevents us from achieving our own personal goals, it’s “Houston, we have a problem!” Here are 5 Techniques to improve your confidence. Technique 1: Fake it until […]

The “Yes, And” rule can help you fulfill your leadership potential!⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

When setbacks send you plummeting back to Earth from the stratosphere of your dreams, leaving you staggering through the debris of your once hopeful rise to leadership, you may be thinking that your opportunities are over.  But if a glimmer of hope still burns inside of you, how do you re-gain control and get yourself back on […]

The darker side of perfectionism⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

If you are a woman and a perfectionist you may get referred to as being, “highly-strung”, “difficult to work with”, “inflexible” and that is without adding in all of the expletives.  But you know as well as I, because I’m waving the flag that I am somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to teaching, […]

4 Steps to fast-track into leadership⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

You probably already know if you want to fast-track your career and aspire to school leadership! But how do you do it quickly and smartly? Get connected! I’m probably preaching to the converted about Twitter and following hashtags such as SLTChat (20:00 every Sunday), but getting yourself into or setting up a mastermind group of […]

Applying for a new job?⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

How many jobs have you applied for and been unsuccessful? At what stage were you unsuccessful, on application or at interview? When faced with rejection it is inevitable that you will feel frustration and that can quickly turn into feeling like a failure!  I know, I have felt it!  But that is where we need […]

What science knows vs what education does⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

What is the longest period of time you can focus your attention without your mind beginning to wander and your concentration plummeting off a cliff? Wikipedia states that the maximum attention span for the average human is 5 minutes.  The longest time for healthy teenagers and adults is 20 minutes. However, according to the National […]

Next Generation Virtual Learning Environments⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Has your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) become a dumping ground of resources that learners rarely access?   Has the framework of your VLE changed as frequently as its provider’s expiring contract that engagement from staff has plummeted?  What is the point of them anyway? Their purpose is to allow teachers to share educational materials with […]

Cross-curricular success⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” ~ Kofi Annan Too often curriculum content is not liberating! Instead it can stifle creativity, limit progress and in some cases it is simply out of date! Placing children at the centre of our curriculum models and […]

PedaWooWoo – professional development⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Pedagooers, here’s a spicy little mix of podcast workshops bursting with tried and tested pedagogical concepts that will add value to your professional toolkit this year! Unlocking creativity in the classroom   I NEED THIS In this podcast workshop you’ll learn: The problems associated with creating activities that challenge learners to think creatively Ideas on […]

Re-framing challenging behaviour⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

In ten years of teaching I can specifically recall on one hand the names of pupils who had me down and out on the classroom ring floor in terms of their excessive challenging behaviour. Each teaching moment with these pupils created a daunting sensation in the pit of my stomach and overwhelming emotions of incompetency, […]