Special Education and Inclusive Learning

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Bullying: Fear and Reflection

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“These word are real, the students are real and the situation is real” This is a guest article on bullying by Glyn Lyndon a child behaviour specialist from Progressive Steps. Thoughts of a bully “Look at him, sat there thinking…

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15 Lesson Planning Myths.

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In some schools there seems to be some rules teachers feel they need to follow. No one knows where these rules came from. The dusty typewritten rule sheet lies on an unreachable shelf in the geography cupboard with the old over head transparencies. So here are some rules that you have my permission to break.

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5 Minute Wellbeing Focus

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This post forms my answer to the following question which formed part of #teacher5adayslowchat. How could you put aside 5 minutes of each day to your wellbeing? I have never tried meditation but from other peoples answers that sounds effective….

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Not Just a Number: Data, labels, and SEN

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Think of two children you know. Now describe those two children, their attributes, interests, personality and happiness. In your head you are slowly building a profile of the strengths and positives of that child. The characteristics that make them as…

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Research vs Experience in Classroom Practice

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Everything about our classroom is a decision we have made, if the desks are set up a certain way it is either because we put them like that or we decided (consciously or unconsciously) that they were fine as we found them.

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Equality and Diversity in implementation of Staff training.

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This is a presentation I wrote as part of my certification as a PBS instructor. I am now a Principal Instructor for our area in Positive Behaviour Support.I must stress I would never use such wordy Powerpoints in any lesson…

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Storytelling, Immersion and SEN

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The power of Storytelling. I am a great fan of the power of storytelling in learning, it is enjoyable, fun, can be used to deliver messages or reinforce concepts or expected behaviours. My Mum owns a children’s bookshop in Herne…

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Makaton Video Clips

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This post is too share a couple of videos asked for during the twitter chat #teacher5adaychat. The Makaton for Pineapple and Turtle! Not the most useful but my favorite signs.

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NPQML: Reflecting on Effective communication – Meetings

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This is a video that I could have used before being a middle leader. The key point isreflecting on what and how you want an audience to hear something, what are the key words and ideas they must buy into…

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Thoughts on Developing Teams: NPQML

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Leadership and Developing Teams Written for my NPQML: Project example here. If we acknowledge the validity of the Leithwood et al statement “school leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning.” And that the aim…

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Using Powerpoint to make Worksheets for SEN

I use Powerpoint to make a lot of worksheets, taskboards and other adaptive tasks to use in my class. We use the TEACCH system where appropriate. Powerpoint resources training This involves the student completing a number of tasks as independently…

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Pirate Week hall display.

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A big thanks to my team and students for helping make our “Black Eclipse” backdrop to pirate week.  Our cannon!

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