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Universities are being asked to raise their access targets, Aimhigher lives on? Erm kinda…

01/07/2011

universities, some are being asked to raise their targets for widening participation via guardian.co.uk Universities are doing more than ever to finance and support widening participation. Why is it, then, that just one month before the announcement of access agreements from the Office for Fair Access, we are being asked to raise our access targets […]

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Lee Jackson 15 min live radio interview about his book “How To Be Sick At School”

21/05/2011

I’ve just done a radio interview about my book so i thought I’d share it with you as a background to my book. More details at http://www.howtobesickatschool.com Online schooling might be a better option for some youth.

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10 ways to find more time

19/05/2011

Oh, what would we trade for just a few more minutes and hours in the day sometimes. Luckily, WebWorkerDaily provides some pointers on finding some extra time in the day. Here are just a few of the recommendations: Take breaks. When we get really busy, we tend to turn into workaholics and attempt to power […]

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Jamie’s Dream School – Final comments from a professional schools speaker #dreamschool

18/04/2011

http://www.youtube.com/dreamschool http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school Final comments on Channel 4’s / Jamie Oliver’s Dream School. Well, dream school has certainly been a roller coaster, it’s had it’s good points and it’s bad points, but overall it has reflected the real challenges of young people who struggle with education. Something I’ve done almost every week for the last 18 […]

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Jamie’s Dream School Episode 5 “Sperm, Shakespeare and surgery!” – comments from a professional schools speaker #dreamschool

31/03/2011

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school http://www.youtube.com/dreamschool Jamie’s dream school episode 5. “Sperm, Shakespeare and surgery!”   A big move this week as we (at last!) move out of the classroom a bit more. Jamie has really got it now as the penny drops that a lot of “challenging teens” are kinesthetic learners (they learn by ‘doing’).   We must let […]

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Jamie’s Dream School Episode 4 – comments from a professional schools speaker

24/03/2011

  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school http://www.youtube.com/dreamschool Episode 4 “Old school” Jamie and his team of celeb teachers take it back to the old school this week and try to teach Latin and Poetry, a brave move. And at first it’s a disaster! Constant chatting from the class (often known as “low level disruption”) causes some big problems in some […]

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Jamie’s Dream School Episode 3 – comments from a professional schools speaker

21/03/2011

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school http://www.youtube.com/dreamschool Episode 3 Some interesting twists and turns in this episode!  Harlem was the main feature after her aggressive outburst and very nearly punch up. Not uncommon in some schools. She went home and told her Mum her side of the story but then she had to take her Mum into school and watch the video of […]

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Jamie’s Dream School Episode 2 – comments from a professional schools speaker

21/03/2011

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school http://www.youtube.com/dreamschoo Episode 2 Well done Jamie! After the last episode and the Dr. Starkey incident things have got much better. The way Jazzy B dealt with the young people was brilliant, he was firm but fair and inspired them to write music, great stuff.  But the start of the show was Rankin who had a class full of young people who […]

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Jamie’s Dream School Episode 1 – comments from a professional schools speaker

21/03/2011

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school http://www.youtube.com/dreamschool For the last 18 years I’ve been speaking to young people in schools, yet like the celebs I’m not a trained teacher and because of that i can sympathise with Simon Callow in many ways. The show like most TV is contrived to bring out conflict / good / watchable TV. The reality is that […]

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BBC News – Newsnight – Singer Plan B on why poor youngsters feel worthless

17/02/2011

via news.bbc.co.uk

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