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Tread softly says Sir Ken Robinson tread softly…


Another outstanding and seemingly effortless talk from Ken Robinson via Ted.com This seems all the more relevant in this time of new education policies and strategies… Tread softly… Tread softly…

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How to plan and deliver a good assembly in schools part one


How to plan and deliver a Good Assembly in schools – part one… Are you a teacher or member of school staff and want to deliver a great assembly? I can help… Before I was a schools speaker I did hundreds of assemblies, here’s a few tips that you may find helpful… Invite me to your […]

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Lee interviewed about his work speaking in schools


Teachers – please feel free to download the track or just pass on the link onto colleagues.

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Generation XD-Disney Releases Biggest Ever Study of Tweens in Europe


A new generation of digitally-aware 8-14 year olds has been identified in the biggest ever pan-European study of tweens. These children, who have never known a world without the internet, and who in turn have a heightened awareness of their future and that of the planet, have been labeled Generation XD – the Digital children of Generation X. Named ‘Generation XD’ […]

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Teenage boys are not yobs but loving, maligned boys – survey finds


  A survey of 1,000 teenage boys in the UK showed that 88% of them believed their career prospects were good, and 88% regarded themselves as ambitious; 87% were happy in their family lives, 87% were happy in their social lives, and 81% were happy in their school or work lives. via Teenage boys are […]

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Live and unedited (!) audio feedback after a talk I did in Sheffield College Nov 2009


Feedback is very helpful, young people are usually happy to oblige! Live feedback after an Aim Higher Talk at Sheffield College Nov 2009 by leejackson

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Kids of today, what are they like? Now someone has asked them – Voicebox


When I speak to young people across the UK – I meet amazing, passionate and often misunderstood young humans. And when I deliver teacher training I often talk about the world that young people live in alot, as understanding their world and not what ‘The Daily Mail says’ is so important if we are going […]

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Honesty not best policy, survey of public attitudes suggests | Science | The Guardian


Hang your head in shame. A major survey of public attitudes towards dishonesty has revealed a nation dominated by chancers, cheats and petty thieves. More than two-thirds of people have stolen stationery from work, copied CDs for friends, or kept quiet when undercharged in shops, a study by British criminal lawyers shows. Meanwhile, significant numbers […]

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Good advice for powerpoint in schools …


Stop Killing Students With PowerPoint – some good advice for powerpoint in schools View more presentations from sheldonict.

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Some helpful links to speaking resources…


I will be adding to this in the coming weeks feel free to send me some links via comments too… http://slidemagnet.com http://www.slideshare.net/ethos3/presentation-design-presentation-alphabet http://www.changingtools.com/category/public-speaking-blog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww http://ezinearticles.com/?Public-Speaking-How-to-Speak-With-Total-Confidence&id=2185436 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=196360 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/01/really_bad_powe.html http://mckainviewpoint.com/?p=734 http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/john_wooden_on_the_difference_between_winning_and_success.html http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/consumer/2009/03/23/council-jargon-play-the-quiz-d.html http://www.presentationzen.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/cuttothechasecouk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNLxOHwq6Gw&feature=related

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