Stressed out

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 19:00

When talk is not enough for teachers

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Teachers to debate action over pay

BBC - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 18:50
A teaching union generally regarded as the most moderate is to debate taking industrial action over pay, it has emerged.
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How to teach ... Italian

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 18:00

Europe’s language of romance (and pizza) will be vital to the UK over the next 20 years. Here’s how to tackle it in your classroom

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The world's best teacher lives in rural Maine and doesn't care about test scores

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 17:53

Nancie Atwell opened the Center for Teaching and Learning 25 years ago to make the classroom a place for ‘wisdom and happiness’. Last month her emphasis on student choice and self-expression earned her the Global Teaching Prize, dubbed the Nobel Prize of teaching

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New government faces teachers' industrial action

Telegraph - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 15:42
A newly-elected government faces industrial action, which could mean disruption for hundreds of pupils






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HEA invites proposals on supporting successful student transitions in Scotland

Higher Education Academy - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 14:47
Monday, 23 March, 2015

The HEA is inviting higher education providers in Scotland to submit project proposals on supporting the development of pedagogy and practice on student transitions, to help enhance the current Scottish Enhancement Theme of Student Transitions.

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Homework should be limited to 60 minutes a night for best results

Telegraph - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 14:13
The small gains made by pupils who did 100 minutes of homework each night were not worth the extra effort, said educational researchers






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Easter lessons: share your ideas, photos and classroom displays

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 12:28

Teachers, how will you celebrate Easter with your class this year? From bunnies to bonnets, share your snaps and lesson plans with us

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Theatre studies takes on new roles

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:57

Whether you want to write musicals or get into sound design, there’s a course for you

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Private schools: more parents pay less

Telegraph - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:04
With a wider range of scholarships, a greater number of families can benefit from a reduction in independent school fees, finds Julie Henry






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Philosophy has to be about more than white men

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:56

The campaign to counter the narrow-mindedness of university courses is gathering pace because philosophy should investigate all human existence

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Pupils with learning difficulties are being denied their right to sex education

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 08:30
Children with learning difficulties are twice as likely to be sexually abused and yet some schools – or parents – feel too embarrassed or angry to educate them Continue reading...






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Half of kids don't eat veg each day

BBC - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 07:50
Newsround's big food survey is out and it tells us all kinds of things about what you think about food.
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James Dyson Foundation gives £12m for creation of engineering school

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 01:01

Imperial College London will open Dyson School of Design Engineering, teaching four year MEng course, in October 2015

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Is London's ethnic diversity driving its school success story?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 22/03/2015 - 16:08

Government policy is credited for the capital’s educational turnaround – but others say it is the result of more children from aspirational ethnic minority families at its schools

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Present, sir: benefits of a mindful classroom

Telegraph - Sun, 22/03/2015 - 08:00
Pupils who learn to slow down and concentrate their fast-growing minds will reap rewards in every aspect of life, says Eleanor Doughty






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Teachers in Mexico are not always respected – but they can change lives

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 22/03/2015 - 08:00

Elisa Guerra says she set up a school to combat a poor standard of education and asks what can be done in a country where teaching is not always valued

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Nicky Morgan: girls who study maths and science go on to earn a third more in wages

Telegraph - Sun, 22/03/2015 - 07:00
Taking one A-level in STEM subjects boosts women's pay by £4,500 a year






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Minister admits poor children face 'soft bigotry of low expectations' in schools

The Independent - Sun, 22/03/2015 - 01:00

Children from poor backgrounds are still being written off as low achievers by their teachers because of the “soft bigotry of low expectations”, the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan warned yesterday.








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New York University's next president faces huge expectations on small budget

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 21/03/2015 - 17:02

Andrew Hamilton leaves behind Oxford’s prestige to helm a rapidly expanding urban institution whose faculty have shown frustrations with his predecessor

When Andrew Hamilton joins New York University as president next year, he’ll inherit some challenging circumstances. Faculty members feel disenfranchised and underpaid, and the institution’s expansion plans have upset both academics and neighbours.

Hamilton isn’t a stranger to difficult situations. When he joined Oxford University as vice-chancellor in 2009, the institution wasn’t in an entirely happy state. Dons were still dusting off their gowns after a prolonged and bitter dispute with Hamilton’s predecessor concerning reforms to the university’s governance. Hamilton was also tasked with navigating Oxford through a series of dramatic reforms to higher education, which included substantial cuts to government funding.

Related: The Guardian profile: Professor Andrew Hamilton

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