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Guest Blog - Sara Alston on Echo Teaching Part Three

Part Three of a guest blog from Sara Alston looking at how teachers can make better use of the TA in the classroom when they move beyond the 'echo teaching' model.

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Guest Blog - Sara Alston on Echo Teaching Part Two

Part Two on the most - and least - effective use of your TA from guest blogger, SEND specialist Sara Alston.

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Guest Blog - Sara Alston on Echo Teaching Part One

As part of our INSET Junction project we asked for a guest blog from SEND and safeguarding specialist Sara Alston. This is part one on her thoughts about getting the best out of the Teaching Assistants in our classrooms.

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A Guest Blog from Dave Green on Altruism

Educator Dave Green shares his thoughts on the true nature of altruism in a post-COVID society - what it is and what it isn't.

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So You Want to Build a New School

We were asked a while back for our thoughts about building a new school from scratch. Drawing on his experience in schools and school systems around the world, these are Ian Gilbert's 32 surprising recommendations. 

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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. 

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#elcolentucasa

We have a great friend and colleague in Madrid called Juan Carlos García and we asked him for his view of the educational landscape from, literally, his balcony in a city under siege.

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The Fruits of Kindness

As part of our opening of these blog pages to guest writers for INSET Junction during the Covid-19 school closures, here is a great post by SEND specialist Ginny Bootman on the power of kindness.

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The Dangers of Effective Teaching Part I

In the first instalment of a two-part blog on care, warmth and botheredness in the classroom, long-time Associate and Travelling Teacher Hywel Roberts shares his thoughts on why being an effective teacher is not really enough.

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"I know how you feel.”

Headteacher of a wonderful values-based school and long-time Independent Thinking Associate, Julie Rees continues her exploration of the key values we need to teach, now more than ever.

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Resilience

A view on resilience during the current pandemic from inside the schools gates by primary headteacher, professional coach and Associate, Julie Rees, author The Little Book of Values.

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