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A Conversation About Early Years, Well-being, Starting School and Going Back

A conversation about Early Years, well-being, starting school and going back with new Ruth Swailes and Dan Morrow (@MoreMorrow).

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A Conversation About Technology, Learning and Making Connections

A conversation about technology, learning and making connections with Associates Roy Leighton and Mark Anderson joined by Mark Allen (@EdintheClouds).

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A Conversation About Teaching Outdoors

A conversation about teaching and learning outdoors with Juliet Robertson and Jane Hewitt, the team behind Dirty Teaching and Messy Maths.

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Hindsight 2020

Associate, Senior Lecturer in Education and English specialist Martin Illingworth fills in some of the gaps between the publication of his controversial new book Forget School and the dramatic changes we see around us now.

Three-minute read

Guest Blog - Mark Goodwin on The Cookie Jar Checklist

Freelance trainer and consultant Mark Goodwin has put forward this really useful checklist of how to go about building and maintaining effective relationships with young people to help them learn well.

Three-minute read

Stories Not Worksheets

Drama specialist Paul Bateson shares his experience of what happens when you ignore the worksheets left out for you for the cover lesson and employ some storytelling magic instead. 

Four-minute read

Shaping Their World

A guest blog from artist, teacher, researcher and INSET Junction member Pete Moorhouse who argues passionately for the importance of woodwork in early childhood education and all the many benefits it brings.

Five-minute read

You Are Not Alone

We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.

Five-minute read

Ten Wishes from 'Dirty Teaching' Author and Associate Juliet Robertson

Associate and outdoor learning expert Juliet Robertson puts forward her ten wishes for what she wants for children and the outside world with schools now closed due to the pandemic.

Five-minute read

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