Curriculum

How To Curate Curriculum Resources with Adobe Spark – Education Article

Were you following along with my travels on Instagram stories? You might have seen snaps of my trip to Buffalo earlier this month. I was born and raised in New York and have traveled to lots of parts of the state. But this was my first trip to Buffalo — and it was lots of fun! During the quick visit, I spent the day with teachers leading a regional training for folks interested in placing “tasks before apps.” We looked…

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Podcast 40: How Can You Protect Your Wellbeing? – Education Article

Podcast 40: How Can You Protect Your Wellbeing? | TeacherToolkit 17th February 201916th February 2019 Joshua McGovern 114 Views #TTkit100Women, #TTkitPodcast, achievement, Curriculum, Interview, Mental Health, mobile technology, Podcast, science, Wellbeing, WomenEd, Work-life balance, Workload Reading Time: 1 minute Why… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Joshua McGovern Read Full Article

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5 Things Which Confuse Me About Ofsted – Education Article

Reading Time: 5 minutes What key points confuse you about Ofsted’s proposed framework? The consultation for school inspection was published on the Department for Education’s website on 16 January 2019  and is open until 5 April 2019. There is a good period of opportunity for everyone to engage in how our education settings are evaluated across England. I consider myself to have a decent understanding of school improvement, but there are five things which baffle me about Ofsted’s proposals and how it proposes to inspect…

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Sparking Joy: Marie Kondo in the Classroom – Education Article

If you haven’t had the absolute pleasure of watching Netflix’s latest phenomenon, you simply must find the time to watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. One lazy morning during maternity leave last month, I happened to click on it, and immediately I was hooked. I binge watched all eight episodes in two days. If you aren’t familiar with Kondo or her organizational Konmari Method, you are missing out. On the show, she enters people’s homes and helps them declutter their…

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Say Goodbye To Lesson Plan Anxiety! – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes How can we support new teachers to reduce workload, and improve lesson planning? The 5 Minute Lesson Plan has become more ‘easy peasy, lesson squeezy’. Designed by me and developed by Angel Solutions, teachers in over 140 countries have downloaded the paper plan. Teachers love the plan so much, I’ve spent the last 18 months developing the concept and we have taken it a step further. Now, you can save time, feel prepared and plan-on-the-go… all from…

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How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet? – Education Article

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to financial stability. This question comes from Chris Burns in Ohio. He asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look…

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Curriculum Misgivings For Young People – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do we anticipate all pupils to meet an English Baccalaureate curriculum? Last week, the Department for Education published a “list of mainstream state-funded schools and their 2018 English Baccalaureate (EBacc) language entry.” We have a national curriculum to specify, not only consistency across our schools but to ensure an education for every pupil regardless of background. What still confuses me, is the apparent freedom to veer away from the national curriculum by becoming an academy or free school,…

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What Books Are Included in Our Reading Reconsidered English Curriculum? – Education Article

01.23.19What Books Are Included in Our Reading Reconsidered English Curriculum? Old Favorites and New Favorites–We Promise!       As you may know, we’re writing an English curriculum, my team and I. As I’ve discussed elsewhere, it’s based on the reading of novels, challenging & demanding novels, at every grade level.  It’s flexible and modular–teachers and schools can select from a range of books.  It’s knowledge-building and writing intensive. It reinforces Close Reading of complex text. There’s a ton of…

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What Books are Included in the Reading Reconsidered English Curriculum?? – Education Article

Old Favorites and New Favorites–We Promise!       As you may know, we’re writing an English curriculum, my team and I. As I’ve discussed elsewhere, it’s based on the reading of novels, challenging & demanding novels, at every grade level.  It’s flexible and modular–teachers and schools can select from a range of books.  It’s knowledge-building and writing intensive. It reinforces Close Reading of complex text. There’s a ton of nonfiction. It stresses the joy of reading. It’s moderately obsessed…

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Responsive Curriculum Management in Action – Education Article

What does it look like to have a robust and responsive curriculum in your school? A well-designed, responsive curriculum gives teachers an opportunity to help students connect with content in a meaningful way. A clear plan for instruction and delivery can help students engage in deeper learning with subject matter in every classroom. Making sure all curriculum is consistent across a school and district has become a priority for educators. This is especially true for those leading the charge for…

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What Does Ofsted’s New Framework Say? – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does Ofsted’s draft consultation say in the proposed inspection framework? On social media, you would be forgiven for thinking that I was against the work that Ofsted hope to achieve in the year ahead. What I would like to highlight in this post, is the work that Sean Harford has achieved on social media (though, still many myths to bust on the ground) and my hopes for Amanda Spielman. I wish to offer comments in…

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Sample Lessons For The Giver From Our Middle Level English Curriculum – Education Article

Students start off our Giver unit writing about this picture: “Why might someone want to live in a neighborhood like this? Why might someone not want to live in a neighborhood like this?”     I’ve been blogging quite a bit this year about the English Curriculum my team is writing. I shared an overview of our goals and methods here. I shared some examples of how we’re approaching vocabulary here. I shared some examples of the ‘sensitivity analysis’ questions…

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Colour-Coded Differentiation | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why should we ditch colour-coded worksheets? We need colour-coded chopping boards in the kitchen because they can prevent cross-contamination between food groups which could potentially cause food poisoning. That makes sense. What we don’t need, are colour-coded differentiated worksheets in the classroom. They make no sense at all. Educational racism? We know that no two children are alike but we don’t produce thirty colour-coded worksheets to personalise for tailor-made learning. That’s differentiation madness and would be impractical…

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