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Science on Stage 2015 – Day 1

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We have the great privilege of representing Britain at this year’s Science on Stage Europe and this series of blog posts will attempt to give you a flavour of the great ideas, projects and inspiring atmosphere that can be felt

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CollaboratEd landed in Italy

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Science on Stage 2011 The story of how CollaboratEd ended up training Italian physics teachers has its origins in Copenhagen during the 2011 Science on Stage Europe (before CollaboratEd was born) where I had the good fortune of representing Britain. In Copenhagen,

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Tracking LNF Skills with ClassDojo

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Managing behaviour with ClassDojo Have you ever tried ClassDojo as a behaviour management tool? It is fun, easy to use and it offers quick lines of communication with parents, so what more could you ask from it? My boys’ teachers use ClassDojo for

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Peer Coaching – The GROW Model

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The GROW model is one of the best known and most effective frameworks to help coaches frame powerful coaching questions for their learning partners and it is formed of four stages. These are GOALS where the coach is helped in

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Efficiency of a ball with Vernier Video Physics app!

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Today we run some training at King Edward VI School in Southampton and among the activities our delegates were asked to run they had to measure the efficiency of a ball using the excellent app Vernier Video Physics. Check the

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Thinking, Teaching and Note Taking – a short but powerful message!

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Our brain works like this Yet we teach students like this And tell them to take notes like this Some food for thought!

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What does an effective PLC (Professional Learning Community) look like?

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There has been much talk about PLCs in recent years and schools in various parts of Wales, and indeed across the world, have adopted this strategy to drive school improvement and to develop teachers’ skills. But what does an effective

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Socratic Questioning – Train your learners to ask better questions

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Good teachers ask good questions, nobody would argue with that. It is also true that successful people haven’t necessarily got superior intelligence to the rest of us, but they simply ask better questions. Even Einstein said “I have no special

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