Unlock education for everyone | World Education Blog – Education Article

By Tisha Verma, Save the Children 2019 is a critical year for children and young people everywhere. It’s critical in building a world where every child gets the chance to learn. The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July in New York will include a review of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), which promises quality inclusive education for all by 2030. Whilst there are some exceptions, an honest appraisal of progress towards achieving SDG4 will point to serious and often growing gaps. …

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CPD Picks of The Month | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s been popular on the blog in January? Getting back into the swing of the school term after the Christmas break is never easy! If you haven’t had as much time as you’d have liked to browse the blog and you’re worried you might have missed something, don’t panic! Here’s a digest of the best bits from January. Top 5 reads of the month The top reads of January feature Ross’s ever-popular annual summary of the…

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The School Bell: A Necessary Evil? – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do we really need a school bell? We’ve all seen the cliché-filled school scene that features in most American dramas or sitcoms. You know the one. It’s where children are sitting at individual desks scrolling through their phones and throwing scrunched up notes in front of a teacher who apparently has no control over their students. The bell rings, prompting the children to surge towards the exit. Despite their best effort, with screeches of “The bell…

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Counter-Intuitive Behaviour Management | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we make behaviour management more inclusive? Children whose behaviour is “different” are collateral damage in competitive high-stakes schooling. Caught in insane ‘zero tolerance’ cultures where compliance beats care, schools are again reaching for the ‘exclusion solution’, writes Paul Dix, founder of Pivotal Education. The children who need stability the most are moved from teacher to teacher from school to school, from referral unit to referral unit. As schools become less inclusive, the adults grow less tolerant.…

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The GEM Report’s other new year’s resolutions in response to the consultation on the 2020 Report on inclusion – Education Article

A new year, and an adjusted plan, this time thanks to the feedback provided during the consultation for the 2020 GEM Report on education and inclusion carried out during the second half of last year. No sooner has one GEM Report been printed than the next is being prepared… The consultation for the 2020 GEM Report on inclusion was launched in July based on the concept note, which was downloaded 3,600 times. Almost 5,000 people visited the online site, a record…

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Displaced children with disabilities face overlapping barriers – Education Article

The 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report launched two weeks ago, focuses on migration and displacement. In discussing displaced people with disabilities, it begins with a premise established by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that having an impairment does not in itself create disability; rather, it’s society’s failure to accommodate and assist that ‘disables’. For refugee children living with a disability torn from their homes, the lack of assistance in their new environments is particularly stark. A…

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How to Think Inclusively About Computer Science Initiatives – Education Article

Computer Science Initiatives Since first getting into the area of Special Education as a volunteer in the late 90s I have slowly seen the push for inclusion which thankfully has become an idea that is near omnipresent these days.  But one key aspect that is developing at a slightly slower pace is the implementation of differentiation practices.  What exactly it is, and how it’s achieved in increasingly more inclusive classrooms around the world. Maybe that could be one reason that…

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Finding Inclusion in the Deaf Community – Education Article

When I was 5 years old, after many trips to different doctors to find out what was “wrong” with me, my parents and I went to an audiologist. Eventually, we were told that I had a moderate hearing loss and that I needed hearing aids. The audiologist didn’t tell them I was Deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing impaired, or any identity label at all. At the time, I went to a private school with all Hearing children and was the only one…

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18 Reasons Why We Are Thankful in 2018 – Education Article

Why We Are Thankful In 2018 Every year, there are plenty of reasons to be discouraged. 2018 was no exception. But we don’t need to dwell on them with this post. As the whole country is about to focus on being grateful, we wanted to share with you eighteen reasons why we are thankful in 2018. Okay, so let’s start. 1. You! We are so thankful that you are here reading this post. 2018 was a big one for us,…

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6th Grader with Down Syndrome Shares Her Story of Inclusion – Education Article

Audio Transcript Hi, my name is Mia Pisani and I have Down Syndrome. I just graduated 6th grade from Quest Elementary school. For my exhibition, I want people to know about including people with disabilities everywhere. In this presentation, I will tell you how I learned in elementary school. My pictures on the school website. That is my hand along with the hands of my friends. As you can see I am fully a part of my school. This is…

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