Want to see how one of the UK’s top educators is setting up her ideal school? This Is Your Year awaits. Did you know that there’s a wellbeing network being run for teachers, by teachers on Twitter? Read more in Community Partnerships. Meanwhile, in Leading The Way you can read one bestselling author’s take on what British schools could learn from the United States - and vice versa.
Here are some snippets of what you can expect to find inside this unmissable resource…
“Know yourself. Easier said than done, but being self-aware is critical here. Know, for example, when you’re really too tired to do a job well, and reschedule so that you can tackle it when you’re fresher. Know when you are starting to jeopardise your health and wellbeing, and take action/seek help. And watch that perfectionist streak, if you have one. It doesn’t necessarily lead to the most productive outcome, and you can risk your health and happiness unless you manage to get a grip on it.” - Jill Berry, page 49
“Schools are understanding that connectivity is a right for kids. What they’re doing is innovating in a way that they provide internet access. We’ve seen over the last year schools putting wifi routers on the top of school buses. They’re putting them on the outside of their buildings, so not only can kids learn outside, but the community can get wifi access for free after the school day!” - Eric Sheninger, page 44
“The removal of levels has been like the opening of a birdcage: some fly and flourish, others panic and head back to the cage. Some daren’t let go of the perch! For some it has set them free to develop assessment systems that link directly to the intended and taught curriculum measuring KPIs, which act as the fulcrum of high-quality teaching and learning, rather than purely feeding the industry of spreadsheets full of meaningless data.” - Mick Walker, page 111
“We transform our learning environments each term to fully immerse our children in their learning; when they arrive in school at the start of each term, they find their classroom has taken on the sights, sounds and smells synonymous with the theme. We have found that this is important as it provides our children with a real, sensory ‘hook’ for their learning, alongside additional experiences to draw upon.” - Lisa Pegman, page 30
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