Managing institutional and personal transitions – developing the work in schools
This DCSF TRIPS digest presents one of three research projects on transitions. The study proposes that motivation can be increased by schools giving clear messages about the focus of each year, by teachers recognising the value of pupils’ peer support, and by teachers supporting and encouraging pupil re-engagement.
CPD for Teachers – Mentoring and Coaching
This Teachers TV video is concerned with mentoring and coaching with a particular focus on peer-to-peer learning to be employed as an effective tool for staff development. Located within the wider context of continuing professional development, this resource provides examples of how teachers can learn from and with one another in the early and more advanced stages of their career.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Managing EAL Secondary - Strategies around the Clock
This resource from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITTSEAL features session notes for ITE educators to accompany the Teachers TV programme Managing EAL Secondary - Strategies around the Clock. The programme shows a multilingual high school in Redbridge where 69% of pupils are learning EAL. The programme looks at two newly arrived pupils. Ibrahim struggles to read and write in his first language, Turkish, while Theebika has already got an A grade in GC
Making a Difference in Schools; The Big Brothers Big Sisters Schools Based Mentoring Impact Study
A comprehensive research study on the impact of a School Based Mentoring (SBM) scheme in the United States. The efficacy of this ten year old scheme is compared and contrasted with existing Community Based Mentoring (CBM) schemes (based in clubs and community centres around the US) which have been in operation for the past century. Both schemes operate under the auspices of the US nation-wide and voluntary, ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’ (BBBS) organisation.
Masters in Teaching and Learning: Making it work
This paper is the response from the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) to the government announcement of the new Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) award for teachers. The MTL is be run for teachers in their first 5 years of service and later expanded to include all serving teachers. The paper shares publicly the UCET advice given to the Training and Development Agency (TDA) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
Influences on Children’s Development and Progress in Key Stage 2: Social/behavioural Outcomes in Y
The resource is a DCSF research report. It is linked to the Effective Pre-school Provision Evaluation conducted jointly by researchers from University of Nottingham, Oxford, University of London and the Institute of Education (University of London). The findings of the report focus on the social and behavioural outcomes for children in year 5.
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL)
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL) was launched in 2000 and aims to "to make a difference to children's lives through excellent school leadership". It is based at a purpose built learning and conference centre in Nottingham. The College is funded by the government and its work is informed by four key goals.
Extended Schools – Jesse Boot Primary School
This Teachers TV video provides a 15 minute introduction to the work of one extended school, Jesse Boot Primary School in Nottingham. It reflects on the contributions that extended school provision can make to the emotional and physical well being of pupils and also for the wider community.
Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4 - Project overview
This resource presents the outcomes of a review of the place of Web 2.0 technologies in Key Stages 3 and 4. The review was carried out for Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) by the University of Nottingham in conjunction with London Knowledge Lab and Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to outlines of the issues on the website, there are five downloadable reports plus two summaries and a set of supplementary materials:
Lessons From The Front 2009
Lessons From The Front is a policy-focused report based on the views and recommendations of 500 Teach First teachers reflecting on their experiences in urban complex schools in the UK in a national survey, focus groups and discussions. The principle findings of the report are addressed in two chapters: the first focuses on developing teachers and teaching though improved CPD, promoting both teacher inquisitiveness and professional collaboration; the second focuses on some wider issues facing sch
Mapping Education Research in the United Kingdom/The Social Organisation of Education Research in En
These two articles are from a European peer-reviewed education journal, European Educational Research Journal (2007). This particular issue maps education research in the UK. The first, Mapping Education Research in the United Kingdom, provides an introduction to the issue, relating the educational research in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The second, The Social Organisation of Educational Research in England, considers the “structural, historical and educational factors” wh
Peer- and Parent-Assisted Learning: in Reading, Writing, Spelling and Thinking Skills & in Maths, Sc
These articles were originally published as part of the Spotlights series of publications for practitioners by the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). They are provided as free downloads, by Practical Research for Education (PRE), the practitioner journal of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The articles offer an overview of evidence on the effectiveness of parent- or peer-assisted learning (PAL), focusing on the areas of literacy and related thinking skills
Beginner's Guide to FTP
If you're interested in setting up your own website, you'll need to upload files to your hosting company. This film explains what uploading and FTP are, and how to do it.
Your website's files aren't hosted on your computer; they're hosted on a server which is probably miles away from you. You need to get your website's files up to the server in order for your website to go live.
This is done by ftp, which stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. Through the control pane
OSU President Ed Ray Announces 1 Million Dollar Gift to OSU-Cascades
The Tykeson Family Charitable Trust has committed $1 million to the expansion of the Oregon State University - Cascades campus into a four-year university.
Harvard Thinks Big: "Religion in the Age of Pluralism" - Diana Eck
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, on what everyone needs to know in a new era of faith and globalization.
What is a RAM Drive
What is a RAM Drive - From time to time, you may hear someone refer to a RAM drive or a RAM disk. Is it one of those cute little USB thingys? Nope. RAM drives let you use computer memory as storage for much faster access. (2:14)
Math 6 1-10 How to Harvest & Store Corn Deborah Sabet, Otis '05 Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
Math 6 1-10
1-10 Math 6
In this clip learn how to harvest and store corn. A gardeners explains how to break the ears off the stalk when the kernels have a thick consistency inside. Keep the husk over the corn to keep it moist, and store it in an aerated container. Corn can be frozen to enjoy later in the season.
Building on their creativity, commitment, connections, and professional skills, these alumni launched careers in art and design..
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
How to Harvest & Store Corn
Deborah Sabet, Otis '05
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations