Planet Classroom – The Bridge that connects Today’s Learners with Tomorrow’s World #Education #Learning #Global

Who we are…

  • For over 7 years CMRubinWorld has been focused on the impact of Globalization. The company published over 600 articles and interviews with thought leaders in every domain including education, business and government in an award-winning series called The Global Search for Education. Based on this research Millennials from around the world were invited to participate in an inquiry-based learning experiment to reimagine learning. The experiment led to the creation of the new global podcast Planet Classroom.

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Learning Unlimited – Changing lives through learning #London #Education

Learning Unlimited is a not for profit social enterprise that specialises in adult and family learning, ESOL and integration, literacy, numeracy and teacher education.

We believe in learning as empowerment and engage adults and families in local communities who face a wide range of issues and barriers to social inclusion. We also train the volunteers and professionals who work with and support them.

We lead on local, national and international projects, develop and publish books and resources, and do a wide variety of consultancy work.

8. Don’t sweat about the small stuff #teaching #brilliantdayatschool

Don’t sweat about the small stuff. If the borders on your display are crooked – well so what? They won’t actually stop the children from learning. Time is precious in teaching so make use of all the resources and tools that you have available to you. Share plans and resources, use stickers and stamps and make being in class as much fun as you can. Remember why you wanted to teach in the first place. Think back to your successes and the pupils you have had an impact on.

7. Step out of the victim mindset #teaching #work #brilliantdayatschool #ukedchat #education

Step out of the victim mindset: it’s your responsibility to live your life and how you work as a teacher. Decide what your choices are; people who see themselves as victims think they have no choices. Everyone always has choices, however dire the situation may appear to be in your school at that time. The first thing you need to do to get out of the victim mindset is to change your thinking from: “It’s really unfair and I don’t have the time,” to, “What are my choices here?”. It’s often as simple as that to make yourself feel better about things. You have taken a positive step and that will be the first one of many.

6. Talk to others to solve problems #teaching #schools #brilliantdayatschool

Talk to people you trust about a particular situation or issue you are concerned with. There is almost always someone at work, it may be a teacher from another department, who will listen and give you some time, and will be on your side. Talking therapies are great if you can talk to the right sort of person. Often you don’t need advice, just someone to listen to you. However, beware the victim mindset

If you have got any tips on how to have a brilliant day at school then please e-mail ridingseducational@gmail.com and we will feature them with of course full credit to you.

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David

5. Learn to say no #teaching #work #brilliantdayatschool

Tell people firmly and politely that you won’t have time or be able to do something at work. This could be your head of department, or it could even be your class. Both of them will respect you for telling the truth. Headteachers are not impressed by someone who just says “yes” all the time, they are just grateful that someone is willing to do extra work. Saying no to something can be hard but if you know you are going to have to say no then practise what you will say beforehand and stick to your guns. The first time you do it will be the hardest and you can always offer to help out on another occasion.

3. Be Mindful of how much time you spend at school and on school work #stress #teaching #brilliantdayatschool

Remember, you may enjoy it but school is work. It’s great to enjoy your job, which means that at first you won’t resent all the extra time you put into it. But if you keep on putting that extra effort in, you will start to resent it, and so will the people around you. Also if you put in lots of extra effort and don’t put anything back into you then that is when you are at risk of burning out. Your brain is like a bank; withdraw too much from it without making the odd deposit and you will feel a deficit. Your body will tell you you are stressed.

2. Build in some ‘me’ time every day if you can. #stress #wellbeing #teaching #brilliantdayatschool

2. Put aside some time every week where you can just be yourself. You don’t have to do something active like go out for a run, (although that’s good to get the endorphins working which help to make you feel good.) You might like to meditate, read a book for an hour or simply just sit and stare.

1. Make an effort to talk to someone different in the staffroom #teaching #health #stress #wellbeing #brilliantdayatschool

As teachers, we are sometimes guilty of moving in quite a small network of teacher friends/colleagues. A science department might, for instance, work together in a group of labs and prep rooms located together in a different part of the school. They then will probably socialise together and have lunch together. There is much to learn from integrating more and talking to teachers and support staff in other departments. Get to know other people and be interested in them.

This post will form part of a series of posts under the label of How to have a brilliant day at school….for teachers.

If you want to add your idea then please e-mail ridingseducational@gmail.com and will I will be sure to feature it with of course full credit to you.

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David

That Oxford Girl: A Real Student’s Guide to Oxford University #books #Oxford #edchat #UCAS

Ever wondered what it’s like to study at Oxford University? Former student and famous blogger Tilly Rose, a.k.a. ‘that Oxford girl’, gives you all the insider tips on what to expect at one of the world’s top universities.

Follow Tilly as she steers you through everything – from applying to Oxford, choosing a college, and preparing for interviews, to college life, the different societies and student events on offer, and coping with study commitments.

This is a fun and accessible guide, packed full of quirky illustrations and beautiful photographs of the colleges and the city itself, giving you a truly unique insight into what it’s really like to be a student at Oxford University.