Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Educational Links 6/8/17

Why art?! We’ll tell you why. And, we can prove it.

Teachers' training needs improvement so students benefit, new report says

Light a Fuse: How One State’s Teachers Are Sparking Digital Innovation 

How Trauma Affects Kids in School

To Measure the Arts, Think Outside the Box

I Noticed & I Wondered

'Too often, headteachers don't practice what they preach'

How often do we meet school leaders who fail to practice what they preach? Who talk about the value of lifelong learning yet demonstrate a fixed mindset; who talk about outstanding teaching yet rarely teach themselves?
I believe strongly that it is up to the headteacher to promote and model the core values and beliefs of a school. It is my assertion that the headteacher of a school should in fact be seen as the lead learner, responsible for establishing the conditions in a school that enable the continuous learning of all pupils and all staff. 

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