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October 2018 Blog Posts (5)

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

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

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