Please disregard previous blog post...

Please disregard previous blog post…

I'm okay now. Well, not okay, but getting there. Ultimately it's nothing life-threatening, but I've been diagnosed with a chronic thing (I don't want to say disease, it makes me sound contagious) called Ulcerative Colitis. I'll let you Google it if you want. I'm one of around 100,000 people in the U.K to have it, and it's apparently a tricky disorder to pin down. Where it comes from, who knows. But apparently stress can play a part.
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Simple Surveys

Simple Surveys

Have a think how many times in school you need to collect data and ask questions. This might be for a travel survey to find out how children get to school or it could be to find out their favourite ice-cream for a maths lesson. You may also want to send a survey home to parents to complete. Completing surveys is one thing, but how do you analyse the data from it? One way you could simplify the whole process is Google Forms.
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This Week's Discoveries (28/6/11)

This Week’s Discoveries (28/6/11)

Here are five new resources that I’ve found this week: 1) Metropolis II video (shared by Alec Couros) – Here is an amazing video of a ‘kinetic sculpture’ which has thousands of cars racing around an enormous track: Could you use this in the classroom to… estimate the number of cars on the track… […]
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Treasures Galore!

Treasures Galore!

This week has been an exciting week for us as we have launched our new behaviour system. As with many things for children with SEN these sort of schemes often need a little tweaking and reimagining to work for them. The theory is we use it this half term when the children often need a little extra help with behaving and we can also iron out the little problems that are going to crop up along the way! It is a system based on a project run by the local education and psychology service. The scheme itself is aimed at mainstream children, started by an educational psychologist who has been a real inspiration to me during my career. The project itself is fab as it involves school and home and is a year long intervention so it’s not a quick fix but a supportive long term way of improving both child and adult’s behaviour.
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This Week's Discoveries (21/6/11)

This Week’s Discoveries (21/6/11)

Here are five new resources that I have found online this week... I love this idea... you get an old printed photo, hold it up in the location where it was taken and taken another photo of it. Could you try something like this in your classroom? At the start of the school year, take some photographs around your classroom / the school... print them out and keep them until the end of the year. Then, take new photos of the original photos in the same place and compare how they have changed.
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