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Can you really make a difference to our world? YES, YOU CAN!

    Our world is changing rapidly... If we don’t do something about this NOW, there will be no Earth for future generations.  Our world is changing rapidly. Over the years, human beings have mistreated our planet. Plastic is polluting our oceans, greenhouse...

Are Teachers Professionals?

    Are teachers professionals? The answer has to be ‘Yes’ if level of complexity is one of the criteria. Story one.A few years ago, on a frozen snow and dangerous to be outside sort of day, I slipped on the pavement. I broke my wrist pretty badly and was...

Technology In Schools – Giving Students A Voice

    "Using devices in the classroom is a distraction to learning!" “The technology opens up collaborative opportunities for my students.”“Computers in classrooms prevent students from developing their interpersonal skills.”“Access to the internet provides...

How can schools tackle bullying?

    'Bullying' is a highly emotive, and strong term for an action that can encompass a wide range of verbal, non-verbal and physical behaviours. Seemingly somewhat trivial events- from being excluded from a game at playtime, to being called names that are...

Enquiry Based Learning – Mantle of the Expert

Communication – both verbal and written – is undoubtedly one of the key skills most of us use in our daily work lives. This communication is highly purposeful; we have a goal and an aim for what we are trying to achieve. Some of us may use mathematical skills; negotiating budgets; calculating ratios of staffing or allocation of resources.

SEAL in the Classroom – Is it Essential?

They learn a myriad of things – which can broadly be placed into three categories – the learning of knowledge, the learning of skills and the learning of attitudes.Traditionally schools were set up as pillars of knowledge. In 1854 Charles Dickens in his novel ‘Hard Times’ highlights the purpose of schools as to: “Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts.

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