schoolwork covid19

Has a lack of schoolwork in lockdown caused ‘educational poverty’?

The closure of schools during the coronavirus pandemic poses a significant threat to the ‘educational development of a generation of children’. That is the opinion of Francis Green, Professor of Work and Education Economics, UCL Institute of Education.

In a recent research paper, Green looks at whether schoolwork assigned during lockdown has resulted in educational poverty for students.

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Spending More Time in School Improve Student Outcomes

Does Spending More Time in School Improve Student Outcomes?

With schools now starting to open following the COVID-19 lockdown, many leaders and teachers will be wondering how well students transition to the classroom again.

But because a great deal of time will be spent on health and safety rather than learning content, how can schools ensure that students are getting a worthwhile experience?

According to new research by Cambridge University, a lack of time and resources may in fact be a blessing in disguise.

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Great Teaching - 4 Essential Elements

A Model for Great Teaching – 4 Essential Elements

Knowing what makes a good teacher is a lot different to actually being one. So with this in mind, research organisation Evidence Based Education partnered with Cambridge International to produce the Great Teaching Toolkit: Evidence Review.

Contained within is a four-dimensional model that aims to help teachers identify the areas they can work on in their own professional development that will have the most impact on their learners’ outcomes.

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Dealing with Criticism and Abuse

Working In An Online World – Dealing with Criticism and Abuse

The current coronavirus pandemic has meant working remotely is the new norm for many. But does that mean we must simply accept that online criticism is standard practice too?

In a new paper – Harmful Comments on Social Media – published by the University of York (Law), author Kathryn Chick explains why social media has become a breeding ground for malicious, abusive, and offensive communications.

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Special Needs Support

Special Needs Support Post COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, schools and teachers face a number of obstacles to overcome, from maintaining pupil morale to delivering content effectively.

But one of the biggest challenges is supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in order to reduce the disadvantage gap in young people.

Each and every teacher is bound to have their own heartbreaking or heartwarming experience  of working with vulnerable children. But how can education professionals ensure stories of success in the future?

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Education feedback

The Power of Feedback: Which, When and How?

According to a new meta-analysis of empirical research published by Wisniewski, Zierer and Hattie (2020), feedback cannot be understood as a single consistent form of treatment. In fact, the impact of feedback is significantly influenced by the information and content being conveyed.

Also, somewhat surprisingly, feedback has a bigger effect on cognitive and motor skills outcomes than on motivational and behavioural outcomes.

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Remote Learning Education

How to Best Support Remote Learning: The Evidence

In order to help schools better support teaching pupils remotely, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has provided some much-needed resources designed for education leaders.

One rapid evidence assessment in particular examines existing research from 60 systematic reviews and meta-analyses for approaches that schools could use, or are already using, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus What Next For Education

Post-Coronavirus: What Next For Education?

It goes without saying that every organisation and industry around the world is being affected by COVID-19, especially education.

According to the OECD, every week of school closures will cause a massive loss in the development of human capital with significant long-term economic and social implications.

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Work Remotely with Education

How to Work Remotely Effectively with Education Platform

While there are several things most teachers disagree on, the one thing everyone has in common right now is COVID-19 and dealing with its disruptive consequences. Most notably, moving away from physical teaching to online education and distance learning.

This is where Education Platform can help. It offers flexibility to plan and prepare lessons from home or elsewhere, providing support for teachers working in state and independent schools.

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Abandoning Lesson Observations

3 Reasons Why Schools Are Abandoning Lesson Observations

Despite the fact several school leaders think that lesson observations are a valuable tool for professional development, others believe they’re simply an additional source of stress that does little to improve learning.

Regardless of your opinion, research of more than 200 schools has recently revealed that change is on the horizon. Conducted by CPD tracking specialists BlueSky Education, the survey showed that in the last two years, more than two-thirds of schools have adjusted their approach to lesson observations.

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