Tag Archives: Curricular Areas

Closing the mindset gap!⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

HOW DO WE INCREASE THE ATTAINMENT AND CONFIDENCE OF OUR LEARNERS ACROSS SCOTLAND? While there is no overall magic bullet, I believe that by creating a growth mindset culture within our schools; we can do much to improve children’s attainment and mental health. Let’s focus on the issue of closing the attainment gap. The link […]

Interpersonal Small Group Mediation⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

The purpose of this guide is to support teachers/tutors in resolving conflicts within Learning Sets through Interpersonal Small Group Mediation strategies.  As I have expressed in a number of articles on my site collaborativegrouplearning.com, Learning Sets are dynamic group structures designed to engineer and facilitate both effective socialised-learning and social relationships. The three principles of: […]

The Complete Guide to DATEs – Subject Specific CPD⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

The Complete Guide to DATEs Developing approaches to Teaching English Developing approaches to Teaching &Education Embedding CPD which allows for the development of subject specific knowledge and subject specific pedagogy. Skip straight to The Concept to avoid my preamble! About me I’ve been an English teacher for 15 years and Curriculum Leader for 6 years. In […]

Shaping our Global Future⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Young people worry about the future: including their own personal, family and economic futures. So why don’t we evolve a curriculum that amounts to a structured conversation with them about these futures? If we could do this, we might shape a dialogue that allowed them more ownership of the lives they might lead and the […]

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 […]

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 Instead it can stifle creativity, limit progress and in some cases it is simply out of date!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 […]

Preparing learners to face the future with a SMILE⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

“Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson If you agree with Sir Ken Robinson, then you’ll also agree that education serves a […]

Boarding Pass – @FernwoodDT⤴

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I saw this idea on Twitter originally and like most of our resources it was amended to our students. The concept is simple the ‘Boarding Pass’ is given to students as they enter the classroom and are instructed to fill in their name and ‘One fact from last lesson’ the teacher then goes through some […]

A New Approach for those in Danger of Failure?⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

As a teacher, how does this grab you as a challenge? You are to be part of a team working with 30 pupils from the south side of Glasgow? They are identified as being at risk of disengagement, but with the potential to become successful apprentices and good citizens. You must remain true to the […]