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Busting the learning myths – Telegraph

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Author and educationalist Daisy Christodoulou says long-term memory is the key to learning. Teacher Tom Payne agrees

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

There is time for chalk and talk. This article looks at the importance of teacher knowledge and their  recitation of facts and information to their students. Any good teacher knows that we have to tell them things. They cannot do it all by osmosis or inquiry. There is an important place for both the sage on the stage and the guide on the side.

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Historical Figures’ Letterheads

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Letters have changed the world, from Churchill’s letters to Roosevelt during World War II to Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail. Here at MOO, we wondered how those letters would have looked today. To reimagine how iconic figures could have branded themselves in the modern world, our creative team have designed unique Letterheads and Business Cards for some of the most famous letter writers in history, capturing each identity in a set of stationery.

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Historical figures ‘ business cards and letterheads as imagined by MOO.

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Grammar matters and should be taught – differently

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I’m going to put it out there – most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student literacy outcomes. There are grammar pundits…

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Hooray for getting rid of grammar workbooks that straight jacket kids’ language capacity and creativity. The author here is asserting that teachers need to teach grammar as part of literature and embedded in the everyday texts that they give students. She also Rgues for more explicit teaching and professional development of teachers who teach English. I wholeheartedly agree and do admit that my knowledge of how to teach grammar in text can improve too. 

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The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

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How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

A moving and horrendous story. This journalism has left me with more questions than answers. This is something to teach.

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Teachers on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit

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Training company CPD for Teachers have released a beta version of their ‘Bring a Teacher to Twitter’, which makes it quick and easy for UK teachers to find good people to follow for their subject s…

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

The #BATTT project explained here. While it focuses on uk teachers it is applicable here in Australia.

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Pedagogy Postcard #16: Learning the language of learning

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One of the key things to teach students when approaching a new subject area is meta language. Without it they find their learning more difficult to explain. This post from the wonderful Pedagogy Postcard series explains how it can look in various subject areas.

Originally posted on headguruteacher:

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed.

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This post is about the need to give students the basic  vocabulary and linguistic tools to communicate about the concepts  and skills they are dealing with in each subject.  I’ve seen excellent practice in my school where teachers take time to teach the language of learning in the subject, in parallel with teaching the subject itself.  Very often students appear to be struggling with a concept when, actually, they are just struggling to find the right language to express their understanding.  Here are a few examples.

In science, a recurring issue is with describing relationships between variables that are captured on a graph.

It 'goes up' every time - but can you describe exactly how?
It ‘goes up’ every time – but can you describe exactly how?

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts – infographic

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Each social media operates a bit differently, and each brand’s followers have their own preferences and moods.

The fact is that, there is no One-Size-Fits-All trick or strategy, however, there are some guidelines that can help you create the perfect social content.

Use this infographic to find tips on how to craft perfects posts for GooglePlus, YouTube, Blog, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook.

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

This infographic helps to divine what works on different platforms visually.

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