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Classroom Fad or Fix: Do we need to look a little closer at Lesson Study?

What is it?Lesson Study is a continuous professional development (CPD) programme, based on an approach widely used in Japan. Teachers work together in small groups – usually threes – to investigate, plan and then teach 'research lessons' that meet a shared learning goal. Colleagues observe each other in these lessons and give feedback on ...
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​A guide to optimism and how to develop it among your students (hint: it's got nothing to do with how full your glass is)

Optimism: it's all about whether the glass half full or half empty, right? Wrong. It turns out that most people have the wrong idea of optimism. So what exactly is it? How important is it? And, most crucially, can you learn to be optimistic?Let's start with a quick test. You can choose only one answer per question. 1) You get lost driving to a frie...
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A teaching assistant explains why she thinks teaching staff shouldn’t shy away from discussing current affairs with young pupils

By Siobhan WoodhouseChildren are never too young to start learning about the world around them. I soon learned this after discussing topics such as the war in Syria and the EU referendum with children as young as six. Friends, family and even teachers recoiled in horror as I talked about these discussions – how could I possibly discuss horrifi...
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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Robert A Bjork

What is he best known for: Being an internationally renowned expert on learning, memory and forgetting – his research focuses on the implications the science of learning has for education. Quick facts:Born: 1939Nationality: AmericanProfessional bio: Professor Robert A BjorkWhere does he work:​Bjork is Distinguished Professor of Psych...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Eric Mazur

Mazur is currently the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also the Dean of Applied Physics. He gained his PhD in 1981 from Leiden University.Quick biography:  Born: 1954 Nationality: Dutch Website: www.ericmazur.com Twitter: @eric_mazur Wh...
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