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DORM SWEET DORM

College dorms are a great place to make friends, find classmates and enjoy college more closely. But which one to choose? This is often the big question for those who have to travel miles away from home to attend college the next year. This is the current situation of approximately 200,000 students, so it is very important to know all the details. In this case, we give you some advice so you can choose the best place without dying in the process and having a…

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Added by Jose Hodge on November 13, 2018 at 6:13am — No Comments

Taking control, taking ownership and stepping up!

For some time now I have believed very strongly that the profession should help to regulate and support itself.

On Friday Dame Alison Peacock from the Chartered College, Sir Kevan Collins from EEF and I presented to 50+ school leaders in the North West on a vision for more autonomy for schools and more self regulation.

I covered the outcome of the NAHT Accountability Commission which talks about school leaders stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves and their peers…

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Added by andy mellor on November 7, 2018 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Parent Communication Isn’t What It Once Was.



In a recent #Edchat discussion we discussed whether or not schools should encourage teachers to use technology to reach out in communication with parents. I really did not think this would still be a relevant discussion in light of how we have all…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 31, 2018 at 8:39am — No Comments

Smart Financial Moves for Teachers

Being a teacher requires a lot of time and efforts. One has to prepare himself for the lessons, plan work, revise the students’ paperwork, and perform many other tasks. Due to this active lifestyle, they do not have an opportunity to manage their finances. And here the…

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Added by Valery Thompson on October 30, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

The Chancellor's Educational Horror Show!

Horror show of a budget for schools!

I genuinely believe in the democratic processes we have in this country but the Chancellor’s failure to respond to lobbying from parents and school leaders whilst clearly responding to the lobbying of his peer party MP’s makes you wonder how fair the system is.

This was clearly a budget primed to prepare the road for a journey to the next general election. Stay with me whilst I extend the road metaphor although I know you probably know what…

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Added by andy mellor on October 30, 2018 at 5:40am — No Comments

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know

Sometimes, learning a second language requires more than just picking one that you like and buying a textbook that would help you to study. Here are some useful tips from people who speak more than four languages. They will help you if you think that you can never know more than one language.

  1. Have clear and specific goals

You have decided that you will learn another language, what’s next?…

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Added by Jose Hodge on October 25, 2018 at 9:47am — No Comments

Self-Regulation: Getting Our Students To Care

I think all educators can agree that we want our students to become better self-regulated learners. However, this is a daunting task for teachers. I've spent a great deal of time trying to teach my grade 6 students various self-regulation skills such as planning, goal-setting, self-monitoring, time management, self-control, and reflection, but in past years it hasn't quite "taken" the way I hoped it would. I talk about how important this skills are until I'm blue in the face and I usually…

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Added by Colby Dockerty on October 12, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Childhood Educator Is Becoming Commonplace In Teacher Training

School boards and individual teachers are seeking out new ways to improve and maintain their own learning process. Teachers with a passion for their career are routinely discovering innovative ways to brush up on skills, and to develop new methods for delivering information. Teachers know that children have a huge capacity for retaining knowledge, and that every child has their own unique way of grasping the information delivered in the classroom. A childhood educator is an expert in…

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Added by Barry Parker on October 9, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Steps to write better essays that can usher excellence

Education has been the very source of our civilization. Since the starting of our civilization, man has learnt the use of tools which has helped the present generation to send rocket propelled machines to orbits. Essays have become an important part of our education as it is an important part of to secure grades. An essay seems a very easy task to master but in reality it is a very hard task to tame. It involves a lot of basics that needs to be kept in mind for securing high grades. Students…

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Added by Yelena Hopper on September 27, 2018 at 12:38am — No Comments

Best Developing Games for Early Education



It is possible and necessary to develop the baby from the very first days of life. The simplest games with objects that are found in every house will help the crumb to get the first knowledge of the new world that surrounds it.…

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Added by Tata Nech on September 21, 2018 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

How to choose profession?

At some point or another, each individual needs to pick or change profession. In youth it is anything but easy to be mixed up, and the committed error can be uneasy to remedy. Above all else, it merits figuring out what put in life you dole out proficient action right now and how this circumstance can change throughout the years. In current conditions there isn’t just an enormous selection of claims to fame.

The basics of choosing profession are laid back at school, when the exercises…

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Added by Marguerite T. Brode on September 20, 2018 at 10:13am — No Comments

How employment is related to your coursework examples

When fresh out of college, chances are you have little to no work experience, which means your resume may look incomplete to some extent. To make it worse, questions like "what is your past work experience?" seems to be a common pertinent step in all job interviews.…

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Added by Jeffrey R. Ellis on September 18, 2018 at 5:35am — No Comments

Technology Beyond the Tools

Book:kindle https://tomwhitby.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/bookkindle.jpeg?w=150 150w,…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on September 13, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Old School Doesn't Work

PD CLASS 1950s If a doctor, who is faced with a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms of an unknown disease, were to address each of the symptoms rather than addressing the disease itself, he/she might find the outcome for that patient to be disastrous in the long run. The patient might have had the symptoms lessened, but the disease would eventually win out with a poor outcome for the patient.

Our education system is…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK OR LAPBOOK FOR IRREGULAR VERBS

English Irregular Verbs ... Every English Language learner I know and anyone that has ever been a learner of it can tell you numerous stories on how boring and torturing it has or it had been to memorize the past tense of the irregular verbs in English! And just when they thought they had been over with this long list, there came the third column with…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on August 17, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Best Dissertation Topics for IT Students

Information Technology (IT) is the latest trend because this field is…

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Added by Edward Cooper on August 8, 2018 at 2:08am — No Comments

8 skill-building job ideas for college-bound students

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Added by Alexandra Grayson on August 7, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Learn a Foreign Language on Your Own with These Tips

Learning a foreign is a very complex process. And, it becomes even more difficult if you want to learn it by yourself. When you go to classes and have a trainer to teach you that language in various lessons, things are quite easy. However, if you decide to do it by yourself, you should be prepared not only for finding the ambition to keep learning that language, but also for a lot of work to prepare the right materials.

You will need to be very organized and do extensive research to…

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Added by Kristin Savage on July 23, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

5 Tips on How to Motivate Students to be Leaders

Leadership is one of the most appreciated values in modern business. Genuine leaders have by far the biggest chance to become successful entrepreneurs or earn top management positions in large corporations. But there is a catch here – most companies are struggling to find leaders.

According to the research, more than 80% of organizations…

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Added by Laura Buckler on May 31, 2018 at 7:47am — No Comments

Use these two words and become a better student

Words are powerful.

And you do not only know that since your last exam. A single word can change everything: it can make you the victor, save relationships, calm you down or pull you into the abyss.

Finding the right words is an art that not everyone masters. Some use their words inflationary and put one empty phrase to the next. Others put every word on the gold scale and interpret everything possible into what is said.

But your choice of words not only affects how…

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Added by Patricia Brindley on May 17, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

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College dorms are a great place to make friends, find classmates and enjoy college more closely. But which one to choose? This is often the big question for those who have to travel miles away from home to attend college the next year. This is the current situation of approximately 200,000 students, so it is very important to know all the details. In this case, we give you some advice so you can choose the best place without dying in the process and having a great time. Take notes!Find the best…See More
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Taking control, taking ownership and stepping up!

For some time now I have believed very strongly that the profession should help to regulate and support itself.On Friday Dame Alison Peacock from the Chartered College, Sir Kevan Collins from EEF and I presented to 50+ school leaders in the North West on a vision for more autonomy for schools and more self regulation.I covered the outcome of the NAHT Accountability Commission which talks about school leaders stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves and their peers as quite simply,…See More
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