Session 336: Dealing with the SLT | @Chilledu

You can be lucky and work with an inspiring group of leaders who have a clear vision, strategy, and are supportive with your work and idea. Some School Leadership Teams (SLT) value, trust and support their staff whereas, sadly, there are those within the SLT who appear like they are like a fish out of water (idiom).
Following on from the #UKEdChat poll (see results by clicking here), the chat session this week will explore experiences of dealing with the SLT, and the different characters that rule their positions.

Aimed at school leaders and teachers, the session will ask:
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Why ‘mixed ability’ classrooms are the way forward by @BloggingAP | @Chilledu

In the week where the government’s Social Mobility Commission published a report stating that putting children into sets can have a ‘profound negative impact’, I ask “Does setting have a place in the Primary classroom?”.

Putting children into sets can have a “profound negative impact”
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Report from England’s @ChildrensComm puts social media T&C’s into digestible form | @Chilledu

Recently released from the Children’s Commissioner in England, Anne Longfield, the complex terms and conditions set out on Social Media have been re-written by lawyers in plain language, explaining to youngsters precisely what they are signing up for. Using the Terms and Conditions for Instagram as an example, the rules set by social media companies can be over complicated and lengthy, but the Growing up Digital report explains what users are signing up for when they join the flocks on social media.
For example, some of the rights and responsibilities include:
Officially you own any…

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Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively | @Chilledu

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.
And kids of all ages who anticipate that a parent would feel happy about a child’s confession–even if they might be punished for the misdeed–are more likely to come forward rather than conceal transgressions, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
The goal of the study was to investigate the emotions that children associate with lying and confessing. The study also tested whether these emotions were connected to children’s…

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UKEdNews 9 January 2017 from @UKEdNewsDesk | @Chilledu

Daily news briefing from the UKEdNewsdesk, initially published on the UKEdChat App.
Scroll down to read the headlines and extracts.

Flagship SNP scheme to twin schools to drive up standards ‘shelved’ after three years
MINISTERS have been accused of ditching a flagship scheme to drive up standards by twinning schools across council boundaries after just three years.
In 2013 the Scottish Government announced an initiative to partner underperforming schools with those punching above their weight in exams.
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Changing DEAR For The Better by @Lit4Pleasure | @Chilledu

This is a grass-roots account of how, in one term, two teachers have taken one class’s reading in school beyond the confines of DEAR and have transformed it into a central, natural and wholly pleasurable part of the life of a classroom.
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From front to back by @SarahAVSavage | @Chilledu

In the past few years at all levels of education, the flipped classroom model has emerged as one of the most promising educational approaches of the last century.
Educational researchers have argued that students are not merely vessels to be filled with knowledge, or exam factory funding units hell bent on 3 A*s. Yet many teachers and school leaders are still using older ‘chalk and talk’ teaching methods, despite much evidence of its lack of efficacy in the world we occupy today.
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