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Episode 18 – An Election Special EduBlether⤴

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In this episode of EduBlether we take an in depth look at the Education policies from the main political parties in light of the upcoming election. #WeRecommend the Salvison Mind Room in this episode and we interview Andrew from that service, for more information check out their website. www.mindroom.org.

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All the small things⤴

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I have been thinking a lot recently about all the small things that I do in my job as a Depute headteacher. Now, there are a lot of high-profile strategic things that I do which are of great importance (I’m a very important person do t you k ow?). Things like having an overview of attainment for example, or working through complex pastoral concerns. Yet for me, this is not what my job is really about.

I would argue that the most important part of my job is a collection of small and seemingly insignificant things. The things that go unnoticed and can’t fit nicely on a spreadsheet. I am talking about things like standing on the school gates in the morning and saying hello to as many people as you can. Or the times I play football with the children who just want to tackle a teacher, but then I somehow managed to avoid their lunging feet and score a wonder goal. Or even something as simple as noticing when a child gets a haircut and giving them a compliment. In fact one of the easiest things, yet the thing with such a profound impact is the simple act of smiling. We don’t measure how many smiles we have managed to raise at the end of the school year, or how many times we made a child laugh, but it is exactly these things that are so important to me. I am not for a second saying that I want to start measuring these things, all I am saying is I want to spend time recognizing how important they are.

These things are so important to me because they build relationships. It is these daily interactions that build a culture in a school. It is these small moments in time that collectively add up to so much more. So it is for this very reason that I am going to embrace my misspent youth listening to Blink 182 and spend more time celebrating all the small things that I do in my job. I feel that this will allow me to appreciate the tiny successes that happen every day.

What are the small things that you do that you would like to shout about?

Episode 13 – Professional Learning⤴

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Episode 8 – Scottish education’s PRD⤴

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In this episode, we carry out Scottish education’s PRD to analyse: what’s going well? What has been challenging? What are the next steps? And what support is needed in order to get there? We also have our usual features of #InTheNews #WeRecommend and #InspiredBy. We have been inspired by #PortyLF and @SirJJones #MagicWeavingBusiness and we recommend @Mattforde and @ThePoliticalParty podcast.

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NNM – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics⤴

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Small - Module 22 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 10th May at 4pm for Module 22 Session 1- Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics – Early Years and Primary.

The aims of this session are to:
•Understand the meaning of ‘contextualised learning’
•Discuss when to use contextualised learning and discrete learning within the context of numeracy and mathematics (in early years and primary)
•Look at different ways of contextualising learning from early through to second level in numeracy and mathematics. This session is aimed at practioners of Early Years and Primary aged pupils.

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NNM – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics 2⤴

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Small - Module 22 Session 2Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 17th May at 4pm for Module 22 Session 2 – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics – Secondary.

The aims of this session are to:
•Further understand the meaning of ‘contextualised learning’
•Discuss when to use contextualised learning and discrete learning within the context of numeracy and mathematics (in Secondary)
•Look at different ways of contextualising learning from Broad general Education through to senior phase in numeracy and mathematics.

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NNM – Maths Anxiety/Maths Resilience Session 2⤴

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Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 19th January at 4pm for the second session of Module 10.

The aims of this session are to:
• Further explore growth mindsets to help foster positive attitudes towards numeracy and mathematics • Highlight effective practice in using growth mindsets to help develop resilience in numeracy and mathematics
• Use the content from the module to plan for change in own establishment.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils aged 3-18.

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NNM – SSLN Professional Learning Resources (Introduction)⤴

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Small - Module 11Join the team at Education Scotland on Thursday 14th January at 4pm for this session on SSLN Professional Learning Resources.

The aims of this session are to:
• Raise awareness of the Professional Learning resources developed from the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy.
• Explore the information contained in these professional learning resources for both Primary and Secondary colleagues.
• Offer advice on how to use the SSLN materials for CPD. The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils in both primary and secondary.

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NNM – Maths Anxiety/Maths Resilience Session 1⤴

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Small - Module 10 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 12th January at 4pm for the first session of Module 10.

The aims of this session are to:
• Define what is meant by mathematical anxiety and mathematical resilience.
• Discuss ways to promote mathematical resilience amongst learners.
• Consider growth mindsets to help foster positive attitudes towards numeracy and mathematics
• Use the content from the module to plan for change in own establishment.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils aged 3-18.

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NNM Hub – Module 7 Session 4- Mathematics Senior Phase⤴

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Small - Module 7 Session 4Join the Numeracy and Mathematics Team at Education Scotland at 4pm on Tuesday 1st December.

In this fourth and final session in this series the Numeracy and Mathematics team at Education Scotland will be discussing Mathematics in the Senior Phase and answering your questions. This session will specifically include information about SQA verification.

Register to take part live – NNM Hub – Module 7 Session 4- Mathematics Senior Phase

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